2015: Atiku condemns Jonathan’s endorsement as PDP presidential candidate

Posted by News Express | 19 September 2014 | 3,714 times

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, believes that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should have subjected President Goodluck Jonathan to a contest for the party’s ticket for the 2015 presidential election.

Speaking to Channels Television in Abuja, Abubakar explained that President Jonathan does not stand a chance against the All Progressives Congress (APC) because Nigerians now have a choice of which party to vote for at the 2015 general election.

Abubakar also informed Channels Television that some governors under the ruling PDP would join the APC in protest over the decision to make President Jonathan the sole presidential candidate of the party.

The PDP Board of Trustees had on Wednesday night resolved that Jonathan be the sole candidate of the party in the 2015 presidential election.

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.

•Photo shows Atiku Abubakar.

Source: News Express

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