Members of the National Executive Committee of Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party have adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2015 election.
This decision was taken few minutes ago at the ongoing meeting of the body which is being held at the party’s national headquarters, Abuja on Thursday.
Members of the NEC took the decision after various organs of the party said that they had endorsed the President during their meetings which they said were held on Wednesday.
National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mua’zu led other members of the party’s National Working Committee to the meeting.
President Jonathan, his deputy, Namadi Sambo; Senate President, David Mark; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha were among those present at the meeting.
It was aslo attended by majority of the governors, including the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido who is believed to be nursing presidential ambition.
Meanwhile Peoples Democratic Party governors on Wednesday evening endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as their sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.