He advised the PDP to adopt statutory delegates’ option in the next review of its constitution, especially for the state and local government primaries.
Jonathan gave the advice when he received a delegation of the former Speakers of House of Assemblies elected on the platform of the party in his office in Abuja on Thursday.
He noted that one of the major challenges facing PDP is how it elects candidates and national officers.
He said there would always be crisis in the outcome of the party’s primaries or conventions until the numbers of statutory delegates to those elections are reviewed to about 70 per cent.
Jonathan said the party must work out the modality such that no one would succeed in influencing the delegates to elections.
He added that those who had served at certain levels, including governorship, ministerial and parliamentarian positions at all levels, should be made statutory delegates.