PDP clears members to attend pro-Jonathan events

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has amended its earlier decision to ban all its officials from attending rallies organised in support of aspirants seeking elective offices.

The party in a statement by its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, said on Thursday that PDP officials can now attend rallies organised in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The party had adopted Mr. Jonathan as its sole presidential candidate.

A Pro-Jonathan group, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, has been staging rallies across Nigeria and is billed to stage the grand finale on Saturday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Analysts say Mr. Jonathan, who has yet to accept the nomination of his party, may finally declare his bid at the Saturday event.

PDP said it is allowing officials to attend events supporting Mr. Jonathan because the president has already been adopted as the sole candidate of the party for the 2015 presidential election.

“Further to the endorsement of His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, by the National Executive Committee, NEC, as PDP’s sole Presidential candidate, the National Working Committee has cleared all elected party officials at all levels to attend and fully participate in any event organized in support of his candidacy,” Mr. Metuh said.

He also said that henceforth, all elected party officials and party members are at liberty to fully get involved in events and activities organized by groups or individuals supporting Mr. Jonathan for the 2015 general elections.


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  • walejohnson

    Ok, we are waiting for what Jonathan will tell us tomorrow. To remind him what we want to hear are: where is our missing $ 20billion, and others moneys, who were the two Nigerian in the private jet with $9.5million, where are our missing girls, and when are they coming home?

    • Troublesome

      @walejohnson, I hope he made mention of all those in his speech. The only thing you will hear will be we fight Ebola and we have arranged for the release of the girls we asked Bokoharam to keep for us because this is the right time for their release as election is around.

      • walejohnson

        Got your message. Amechi of River State has already told Jonathan that he has no claim on the control of Ebola. Funny enough, Jonathan said after Amechi declarations that no Governor can claim as well. When I read this statement I realised how Cheap Jonathan is.
        Troublesome, let me asure you something: Jonathan has got nothing to sell to Nigerians and the International community any more. He has failed in all directions. On this election comming, he might only get 100% in Anambara States no where else. If he uses violence, people , like Osun people, are ready to defend their votes, and they will resist it. And you know what, we will all end up in the net of the I C C in the Hague – remember what happens to Kenya President. Jonathan will be indicted.