Posted by News Express | 17 March 2015 | 3,082 times
The political machinery of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar under the umbrella body of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku (AAA) and Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) in six states in South-West Nigeria has declared unwavering support for President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election.
Atiku is a chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing reporters today in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, leader of AAA/PDM Collectives, Bode Ajewole, said their support was based on the readiness of President Jonathan to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, as being demanded by the South-West region.
Ajewole directed all the members in the six states and the Yar’Adua political family in the APC, SDP, PDM, LP and AP to support and vote for President Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.
He said the members still remained in their various parties, but hinted that the decision to join the PDP or not would be coming after the elections.
The Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, welcomed the members of the group, saying their support was a very good thing for the Jonathan campaign team.
Governor Mimiko, who is also the coordinator of the Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign Group in the South-West, gave the assurance that the region would deliver the highest votes for the president in the election.
He expressed delight in the decision of the collectives to support Jonathan, owing to the fact that they were made up of genuine grassroots politicians that could deliver.
•Photo shows Atiku.
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