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“Jonathan will Contest 2015 Presidential Election” ─ Anenih



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Calabar (NAN) ─ The Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BOT), Tony Anenih, said on Tuesday in Calabar that President Goodluck Jonathan would contest the presidential election in 2015 on PDP platform.

Anenih said this while addressing party faithfuls at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by the new PDP chairman,  Adamu Mu’azu.

“I want the national chairman to go home with a word from the father that come 2015, Jonathan will run for presidency for the second term, ‘’ he said.

He said that the party was becoming stronger in the South-South, adding that “if we continue like this, the load in 2015 will be lighter than the load in 2011,” he said.

The BOT chairman further said that the party had worked hard for next weekend’s governorship election in Osun, adding that PDP was sure of clinching victory in the election.

“We are working and we are sure that we will win Osun, come Saturday,” he said.

The National Chairman, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, said the party would ensure that internal democracy prevailed in its choice of candidates for various elective positions in 2015.

Mu’azu said that the party would not entertain any short-cut or favouritism in selecting the candidates.

He said that as the ruling party, the PDP would set a good example on internal democracy.

He also advised PDP members and supporters to shun rumour mongering and falsehood because of their implications on party success and stability.

“The opposition has seen that we are winning in all fronts and they are ready to destroy us. Therefore, let us be careful as we are in a very trying time,’’ he said.

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe State, said that the North-East PDP was in full support of Jonathan’s administration.

“I want to assure the people of South-South that we in the North-East are in solidarity with you and the president.

“I want to assure you that we, the PDP governors in the North East, will work to ensure that President Jonathan returns as president in 2015,” the governor said.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Sean Gallup

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  1. bruno

    August 6, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Dear GEJ,I voted for you once and now I regret it,not only has nepa become worse (no light for 2 weeks now), you signed the ant-gay bill. I have learnt my lesson, I will keep my vote this time around

  2. Stella Tiene

    August 6, 2014 at 11:54 am

    There is time for every thing under the earth, but the end justifies the means. God will save Nigeria.

  3. Omas

    August 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Ofcourse he should contest,are there any modern democracies in the world were a sitting President is not along to go for a second term by his party?only in Nigeria our politicians like to stir up problems,only the opposition should bring their candidate for contest.

  4. tunmi

    August 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Because he said and promised that he would not contest in 2015

  5. TA

    August 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Mr Anenih we already know. Not news at all

  6. chiangel

    August 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Contest? for what? Abeg go and sit down somewhere.

  7. TexasHausaGirl

    August 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Our houses are on fire and were busy chasing rats, Uncle Joe! Enough. You’re not going to contest because you want to make a remarkable change in Nigeria. Now it’s out of greed, and Money! A lot has gone down since you became the president, and up till today,you have don’t jack to change a thing.!!! Please joe do yourself a favor and go have a sit.

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