Thursday, September 18, 2014

2015 ELECTIONS: Ruling Party Endorses Nigeria's President As Sole Candidate

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.
The governors took the decision after their meeting at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja.
Before the meeting, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, had announced that the party had fixed November 29 and December 6 as dates for the party’s governorship and presidential primaries, respectively.
The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, told journalists after the meeting that decision to make Jonathan their sole candidate was not challenged by any of the governors that attended the meeting.
The governors in attendance were those of Cross River, Niger, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba (Acting) Gombe, Abia, Delta, Adamawa (Acting), Bayelsa, Plateau, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Benue, Jigawa (Deputy), Katsina (Deputy), Sokoto (Deputy), Kebbi (Deputy).

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