PDP Governors Endorse Jonathan As Sole Candidate

The PDP governors had a meeting yesterday, September 17, 2014, where they decided that President Goodluck Jonathan should be the only candidate fielded by the party

President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election ambition has received a boost as all the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors have chosen him to be the party’s sole candidate for next year’s elections.

The governors reportedly met yesterday, September 17, 2014, at the Akwa Ibom Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.

Those present at the meeting include, Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Theodore Orji (Abia), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Idris Wada (Kogi), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Ramallan Yero (Kaduna), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Saidu Dakingari ( Kebbi); Ahmadu Fintiri (Acting governor of Adamawa) and Umar Garba (acting governor or Taraba).

The Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto and Nasarawa states governors were each represented by their deputies - Mahmoud Gumel (Jigawa), Abdullahi Faskari (Katsina), Mukhtar Shagari (Sokoto), and Damishi Luka (Nasarawa).

The meeting was presided over by the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, who reportedly said:

"The Forum hereby endorses President Jonathan for a second term in office and resolved to support his bid for re-election come 2015.”

All the PDP governors were present at the meeting except Isa Yuguda of Bauchi, and Martin Elechi of Ebonyi.

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