No contest: PDP adopts Jonathan as party’s presidential candidate for 20I5

Posted by News Express | 18 September 2014 | 3,902 times

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President Goodluck Jonathan has been unanimously adopted as the sole candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 presidential election. The endorsement, in quick succession over the past 24 hours, was this afternoon climaxed with that of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) which met in Abuja.

The PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) had last night resolved that Jonathan be the sole candidate of the party in the 2015 presidential election.

Earlier yesterday, the PDP Governors Forum had similarly endorsed Jonathan as the party’s unchallenged candidate for the presidential election.  

The announcement was made by the Forum’s chairman, Chief Godswill Akpabio, after a meeting in Abuja.

The Akwa Ibom State helmsman, who addressed journalists along with other governors, said that the meeting also urged all the faithful of the PDP nationwide to support the decision to enable Jonathan become the only presidential aspirant and candidate of the party.

The communique read out by Akpabio said:

“*The Forum hereby endorses Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR), President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for a second term in office and resolved to support his bid for re-election come 2015

“*The Forum urges all PDP faithful to support this gesture which should enable the President to become the sole Presidential candidate of the PDP come 2015.

“*The Forum commends the efforts of the armed forces in fighting insurgency in the North East and other parts of the country and urges Nigerians and the International Community to continue to co-operate with the federal Government of Nigeria in order to stamp out terrorism in our country.

“On the issue of the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, the Forum notes the success recorded by the health ministries and commends Mr. President for the effort.”

The endoresemnt came as PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh announced that the party will on December 6, 2014 hold a primary poll to elect its presidential candidate for the February 14, 2014 election.

Briefing journalists at the PDP National Secretariat yesterday, Chief Metuh also disclosed that the party would hold its National Assembly primary election across the country on November 22, while the governorship primary election willl be held on November 29.

It was gathered that the sale of forms for all positions would be between October 27 and 28 of 2014.

•Photo shows President Jonathan acknowledging cheers.

Source: News Express

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