Jonathan To Run Unopposed, PDP BoT Decides

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Updated September 18, 2014

Goodluck-Jonathan12The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday night, resolved that President Goodluck Jonathan be the sole candidate of the party in the 2015 presidential election.

Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the board, a member, Professor Jerry Gana said that by that resolution no governor elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party is allowed to contest for the office of the president against Goodluck Jonathan.

Professor Gana, who was joined by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the BOT Secretary, Walid Jubril at the briefing, said the resolution was unanimously agreed to by the governors, adding that the BOT endorsed the decision.

They said the resolution is born out of their conviction that President Goodluck Jonathan has done an excellent job in his first term and should be allowed to contest for a second term unopposed.

President Jonathan, who was elected into the office in 2011, was formerly the Vice President to late President Musa Yar’Adua.

Although he is yet to officially declare his ambition to run for a second term, thousands of supporters have been campaigning all over the country.

More than 7,000 groups across the country are said to be calling on him to run for the 2015 general election.

However, according to the President’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Alkali, there is pressure on the president to declare his presidential ambition but the president is not in a hurry to do so.