Jonathan will contest for President in 2015 – Anenih

Mr. Anenih also said the party would win Saturday’s governorship election in Osun.

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih, said on Tuesday in Calabar that President Goodluck Jonathan would contest the presidential election in 2015 on the party’s platform.

Mr. Anenih said this while addressing party faithful at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by the new PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu.

“I want the national chairman to go home with a word from the father that come 2015, Jonathan will run for presidency for the second term,” he said.

Although Mr. Jonathan is yet to formally declare his intention to run for a second term in office, it is believed he would be candidate of the ruling party.

Mr. Anenih said that the party was becoming stronger in the South-South, adding that “if we continue like this, the load in 2015 will be lighter than the load in 2011,” he said.

The BOT chairman further said that the party had worked hard for next weekend’s governorship election in Osun, adding that PDP was sure of clinching victory in the election.

“We are working and we are sure that we will win Osun, come Saturday,” he said.

In his speech, Mr. Mu’azu said the party would ensure that internal democracy prevailed in its choice of candidates for various elective positions in 2015.

He said that the party would not entertain any short-cut or favouritism in selecting the candidates. He said that as the ruling party, the PDP would set a good example on internal democracy.

He also advised PDP members and supporters to shun rumour mongering and falsehood because of their implications on party success and stability.

“The opposition has seen that we are winning in all fronts and they are ready to destroy us. Therefore, let us be careful as we are in a very trying time,” he said.

Governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe State also said that the North-East PDP was in full support of Jonathan’s administration.

“I want to assure the people of South-South that we in the North-East are in solidarity with you and the president.

“I want to assure you that we, the PDP governors in the North East, will work to ensure that President Jonathan returns as president in 2015,” the governor said.

(NAN)


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  • Spoken word

    God forbid bad thing.

  • tolu

    this old man, at 81 when your mate have gone, you are still licking your children anus

  • Aliyu

    ‘WHERE WE STAND’ – NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM

    “The president should have come from the North based on the
    zoning policy of the PDP. For the Niger Delta militants, the choice is theirs.
    The choice for peace or no peace is for all Nigerians. My reaction is directed
    to the leaders and elders of the Niger Delta, including President Goodluck
    Jonathan. I am saying on behalf of the Northern Elders Forum that they should
    start the crisis now, because i’m putting them on notice that Jonathan will not
    be president in 2015. So, they can start the crisis now because we in the north
    are waiting.”

    …….………..Professor Ango Abdullahi
    (Chieftain of Northern Elders Forum)
    [May 12, 2013]

  • zygote

    While everybody is reading their hymn book, Madam Lazarus is busy searching for those who don’t want her husband to return in 2015. Na waoo for umbrelela!

  • Opeoluwa Edewor

    “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood…Revolution is inevitable in 2015 if I lose.” – M.BUHARI

    “The next election is likely to be violent and many people are likely going to die…”- Nasiru El-RUFIA

    “I am putting Jonathan on notice that he must leave office come 2015.”- Mr Ango ABDULAHI

    “If Jonathan insists on running, there will be bloodshed…His running will amount to taking northerners for a ride. So, there will be bloodshed.” – Junaid MUHAMMED

    “You ‘rig & roast’…” – Malam Bola TINUBU

    QUESTION:
    Still wondering why the bombs keep coming? Then see a Psychiatrist without delay. The jobless & irresponsible Terrorist vampire politicians need to explain. Pollution in Ogoni land continues unabated as it is everywhere in the Niger Delta as the irresponsible environmental terrorists-Shell, exxonmobil etc continue to decimate and threaten the existence of the Niger Delta nation, and other Nigerians are looking,,,How much long will the Niger Delta tolerate Nigeria?

  • Comfortkay

    That is the right of the President to contest for election. But in a democratic countries old politicians like Pa Tony Anenih don’t talk, they normal step aside and give younger one chances and advise them. But Nigeria politics is being run by the old cargoes.

  • pmgash..

    LET HIM CONTEST..HE IS CONSTITUTIONALLY ELIGIBLE TO..WE LOVE HIS TRANSFORMATIONS AND THE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA..WE WILL VOTE HIM ON/IN FOR CONTINUITY..HE’S MUCH MORE BETTER THAN THOSE VIOLENT RELIGIOUS BIGOTS AND DESPERADOS WHO HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER THAN HATRED/DIVISION AMONG NIGERIANS ALONG RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC LINES..

  • Somi

    Yes oh let him contest, we advocate his continuity, besides which other contended is even better off right now