The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole presidential candidate for the twenty fifteen election.
This decision was taken at the NEC meeting of the party at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.
To support his claim that there was no dissenting voice on the decision to adopt President Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate, Governor Babangida Aliyu introduced the Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido who in turn received a standing ovation.
A visibly exited President Jonathan in his acceptance speech described his adoption as the sole presidential candidate as an ‘atomic bomb’, adding that he was humbled and overwhelmed by the unanimous endorsement.
Similarly, The Board of Trustees of the PDP has unanimously adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s candidate for the twenty fifteen general elections.
The decision of the BOT according to the former Minister of Information and member of the Board, Professor Jerry Gana was an affirmation of the position of the PDP governors who presented same to the BOT of the party.