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2015 Elections: PDP Governors Endorse Jonathan as Sole Candidate

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Abuja (NAN) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum on Wednesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as sole candidate of the party ahead of its Dec. 6 presidential primaries for 2015 general elections.

This was part of decisions reached at the forum’s meeting in Abuja ahead of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting slated for Sept. 18.

Chairman of the forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, announced the decision at the end of its ‎three hours meeting.

The party’s NEC is expected to adopt the resolution of the governors at the meeting.

“The PDP governors’ forum hereby endorses President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office and resolved to support his bid for re-election come 2015.

“We urge all PDP faithful to support this gesture which should enable the president to become the sole candidate‎ of the PDP come 2015,” he said.

He commended efforts of the Armed Forces in fighting insurgency in the North East and urged Nigerians and the international community to continue to cooperate with the Federal Government.

This, according to him, is critical to stamp out terrorism in the country.

On the Ebola virus outbreak in the country, the governors commended the success recorded by the ministries of health nationwide.

The forum thanked Nigerians for rallying round the leadership of the country and appealed to people to sustain such efforts.

The forum applauded the decision of the PDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore, at the recent Osun governorship election and all PDP faithful who had chosen to pursue their rights through the law courts.

It also commended PDP faithful‎ in Adamawa for the peaceful conduct of the state primaries ahead of the Oct. 11 governorship election.

It congratulated the state acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, for emerging as the party’s candidate at the primaries and urged Adamawa people to give him their mandate at the election.

Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa , a presidential aspirant, was, however, represented by his deputy.

The governors of Enugu, Delta, Plateau, Adamawa, Sokoto deputy, Jigawa deputy, Abia, Taraba, Gombe, Bayelsa, kogi, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Benue states were present at the meeting.

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3 Comments

  1. bb

    September 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hi, BN people, has anyone ever wondered why Nigerian leaders/politicians become activists once they leave office, but when they are on the seat they rarely do anything. I want to believe all the leaders except maybe Abacha all had good intentions to perform, but it just did not take off. Our African leaders have a learned helplessness mentality and am sure in their minds they think they are doing well, you see Reuben Abati every day putting up the achievements of GEJ, female cadet members doing well, 2nd niger bridge, etc, it’s simply not good enough/ mediocre. We need to do the big but very simple things that will move people out of poverty, it’s not rocket science, how about GEJ gather all his billionaire benefactors and tell them that you know what in the 4 years have been president, you guys have all enjoyed, how about between now and election time, you guys buy small/,medium off grid solutions and put all over lagos not for free, but provide it as energy entrepreneurs, so we can power the engine room of Nigeria, imagine the impact it will have on the quality of lives off people and your still going to make profits. How difficult is this, are our ruling class and members of our elite not ashamed, were so proud to be nigerians yet our country is nothing short of a glorified shit hole , you have private jets, drink champagne like water, have houses in hampstead, knightsbridge and co, yet your life is worth the same as the woman in Balogun, you think am kidding ask Ladoja’s son who had a road accident and bled to death because of poor access to health care, ask General Adiza, who died on the road General Adiza did not fix, ask Abacha if he has all his billions. This is deeply unfair what we are putting people through, and GEJ please don’t be so shortsighted that you forget that once you leave that office you will never have the opportunity to change as many lives as now, Don’t live in regret later on, do something now. If the racist whites in Apartheid South Africa could invest in the level of infrastructure they did with less material wealth than we have why can’t we do the same. Look at Rwanda, Botswana, it’s doable if we surround ourself with a team of qualified people, am sure Obasanjo, Gowon, Buhari and IBB they all leave in regret everyday they see the hell on earth they created , our leaders have failed us because we have allowed them too. The same expectations and desires, you have for your children and the effort we put to make sure they perform, we need to project that too our leaders. GEJ your performance is simply not good enough, 4 years later, the question is are as many nigerians better off than they were before you came? Answer is No, in your quiet moments that should make you worry, so in 2019 you don’t live in regrets, it will be too late then! good day.

  2. Xtsy

    September 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Pdp has set Nigeria back 100+ years

    • HUmm

      September 19, 2014 at 12:32 am

      BUYAHH

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