PDP NEC Adopts Jonathan As Sole Presidential Candidate


The coast appears clear for the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to emerge as the anointed candidate of the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party PDP in the 2015 presidential election as members of the National Executive Committee NEC of the PDP on Thursday (September 18) adopted him as the party’s sole candidate for the next year presidential election.
The decision was taken at the party’s crucial NEC meeting in Abuja. Members of the NEC took the decision after both the PDP Governors and board of Trustees of the party said that they had endorsed the president during their meetings which 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 Zambo, 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 also attended by majority of the governors including the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, the Governor is believed to be nursing presidential ambition under the platform of the party.
The president, in his acceptance speech promised that he would not disappoint the NEC and other members of the party and indeed, Nigerians. He said he took the endorsement as a big challenge, promising that he would redouble his efforts to bequeath a better country to the people of the Nigeria.
The Street Journal however gathered that the president’s think thank on second term project in collaboration with top Emirs in the North has put in motion necessary machinery aimed at convincing the Jigawa State Governor to jettison his presidential ambition in favour of the president. It was however, gathered that the governor might be compensated with the position of vice-president.

Author: News Editor

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