Nigeria 2015: PDP gives incumbent governors automatic tickets

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced automatic tickets for its governors seeking second terms in office.

The offer means the governors will have to refuse to run before other candidates are considered.

The only the PDP governor seeking a second term is Ibrahim Dakwambo of Gombe State.

While the governors of Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa States may be seeking re-election, they will be starting their first term as they merely completed the terms of their former governors.

It also emerged Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan was only publicly endorsed as the sole candidate of the party after he had been given the right of first refusal.

Adamu Mu’azu, the PDP National Chairman said Thursday that the party leadership had decided to give automatic tickets to state governors running for second term, who had performed creditably well, to re-contest their position in 2015.

According to him, the governors will be given the right of first refusal.

Mr. Muazu spoke when the president obtained his nomination forms at the party office in Aubja on Thursday.
Mr. Jonathan assured Nigerians that he would continue to work with them to move the country forward.

The president said that no matter how strong a president was across the world, he was only an individual that on his own, could do nothing.

“You alone cannot change the society. For you to succeed, you work with people; so if you are succeeding that means we have a team that is working to transform this country.

“So I will work with all Nigerians to make sure that we move our country to the next level,” the president said.
He said the days of saying that Nigeria was a potential great country was over, adding that, “Nigeria is a great country”.

This, he said, was demonstrated in the way the country collectively handled the Ebola case with the whole world being happy with Nigeria.

President Jonathan, however, added that it was time for all hands to be on deck to move the country to the desired level in the years to come.

He thanked Nigerians generally and reassured that his administration would not let the people down.

The president also expressed gratitude to the PDP leadership for giving him the right of first refusal.

“First let me thank God for today and Nigerians that are here today for this brief ceremony.

“Let me thank the leadership and all members of our party for believing in me and for giving me the right of first refusal.

“I could have still picked the forms if they did not give me, but giving me the right of first refusal has attracted more people that ordinarily it would have had,” the president said.

He specifically thanked the PDP national chairman and members of the party`s National Executive Committee, NEC, for unanimously endorsing the decision of its other organs that adopted him as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.

The president also thanked the PDP Governors’ Forum for providing the N22 million for purchasing the nomination and expression of interest forms for the election.

He thanked members of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, and other Nigerians for their contributions towards the purchase of the forms.

“I remain most grateful for their gesture and I thank them for believing first in this country, secondly for believing in the PDP because they know that this form is for the PDP ticket and lastly, for believing in me,’’ he said.
(NAN)


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Ebele, no matter the man made odds, you will overcome. 2015 is a sure bet

    • Olu Ade

      BlackieUmukoro, Nothing “is sure bet”…even your life…only God knows who will witness 2015. Just stop being a sycophant, tell this man the truth that he is the worst president in the history of this country. As I write, Mubi, the 2nd biggest town in Adamawa has fallen in the hands of the terrorist…and here is Mr. Dumbo having his dance of shame…Dia Ris God ooo.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Get out of here with your un progressive mindset. The fight in the NE is one of the ploy by them to undo ebele, but they are undoing themselves. Na God catch them Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Tonnero

          Did you expect his enemies to try and “do” rather than undo him? It is his job as C-in-C to bring all those forces under control. Why do you think he controls the security forces if we expect that everyone will be nice and sing kum-bah-yah to him? Get the dumbass to do his f..cking job and stop with the lame, overused excuses.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Jealousy dey smell
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Talban Akuya

          So it was also to unseat yaradua ba because it started during his time

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Too too naive
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Ogom

          It’s all about Ebele.. Right.
          I remember Chibok Girls was also about discrediting Ebele. It all makes sense now.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Be wise
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Olu Ade

          You are just like ya brother Jona Dumbo…Its all about not wanting him to have 2nd term, Its APC’s fault that South Africa seized $9.3M, Its those Northerners that are responsible for his non-performance…and a host of other paranoia. You guys forgot that he became President with the votes of SS plus SW and the North.

          Your Mental Health diagnosis is Paranoid Schizophrenia. You and Dumbo need Medication so that ya Dumbo can stand up and use his executive power to stop the terrorists and corruption…

          Will Jona wake up from your his slumber? Unfortunately, Jona’s time is up, Nigerians are tired of his excuses for non-performance.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            You are definitely behind time. The fifteen million dollars has since been returned and it was a legitimate transaction anyway. But blown out of proportion by felons like you. Oldie Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Fido

          If there is any body undoing GEJ, it is GEJ himself with a lot of help from sycophants like you.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Ebele, God’s gift to Nigeria. Can’t you see and feel it
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

      • Shola

        Elections are not won in the newspapers. Ebele will never lose to Buhari. If the fools in the northeast are killing and kidnapping themselves to discredit Ebele, then they are the greatest losers. Nobody is blinking

        • Fido

          You can’t blink, bcos your blind, very blind! Sorry.

          • Shola

            Attention seeker! I deny you that

    • austine007

      Are you saying “2015 is a sure bet”? I believe you are not a good student of History… For over 38-years the norhern elite rode high in the political waters of Naija and before they knew it they are struggling to regain power they never believed will elude them… For over a hundred years the British held sway in the powerful naija ocean current but were soon swept away even when they never thought it was time to go. Obasanjo held sway and even tried rewriting Naija’s history by seeking a fourth-term in office (or is it 3rd term if we minus his military rule back in the 70’s) yet he fell like a pack of card when he least expected it. Bros! As far as naija is concerned NOTHING is a “sure bet” nothing. Go ask Ohakim of Imo State; Ask Senator Omisore, Ask bro! Ask!!

      Presido Jona cannot even guarantee his own victory in 2015… Or can you?

      • Tonnero

        He should also ask MKO Abiola and the man who “the cap fits” Sanni Abacha.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        We boast in the Lord
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • austine007

          @BlackieUmukoro: Your reply makes me remember a case I always throw open everywhere I go. Two Christian brothers A and B are supporting two different club-sides. One day these two clubs met to play a final match which will to a large extent determine the course of their histories. Brother A, wanted his club to win likewise Brother B. So both of them went to God to pray and seek HIS help for their clubs to win. I ask, ” Who do you think God will Support”?

          I don’t think you understand that it was God who actually gave Uncle Jona the mantle of leadership in 2011; despite the political dramas of 2009 and 2010… God gave the leadership seat to him, NOT for himself but for the common man on the streets… Yes, NOT for those his friends in the highbrow areas of Maitama, Katampe Extension, Ministers Hill, Asokoro etcc but for those poor Nigerians in Ajegunle, Mubi, Gwagwalada, Mpape etc.

          Jonathan has failed Nigerians with his style of leadership. We all know, except for those of you who came from the moon, that Jonathan is a weakling. He lacks strength of Character and the temerity of political will to do the very right for the sake of posterity. Jonathan, like OBASANJO, is running a government for the few and by the few…

          Let’s you forget, Do you know that all those NYSC corps members Jonathan promised jobs for losing their limbs ect during 2011 elections have all been abandoned. Ceaseless calls to Madam Patience has been returned with death threats. Those people he promised jobs because of their loses in March 2014’s Immigration recruitment exercise are yet to receive any kind of compensation… Do you know that in 2011 campaign promise of President Jonathan he said, “No public office holder will send their children abroad to school” you and I know this is a lie as they are all sending even their dogs and cats to animal schools abroad…

          I rest my case.

        • austine007

          @BlackieUmukoro: Your reply makes me remember a case I always throw open everywhere I go. Two Christian brothers A and B are supporting two different club-sides. One day these two clubs met to play a final match which will to a large extent determine the course of their histories. Brother A, wanted his club to win likewise Brother B. So both of them went to God to pray and seek HIS help for their clubs to win. I ask, ” Who do you think God will Support”?

          I don’t think you understand that it was God who actually gave Uncle Jona the mantle of leadership in 2011; despite the political dramas of 2009 and 2010… God gave the leadership seat to him, NOT for himself but for the common man on the streets… Yes, NOT for those his friends in the highbrow areas of Maitama, Katampe Extension, Ministers Hill, Asokoro etcc but for those poor Nigerians in Ajegunle, Mubi, Gwagwalada, Mpape etc.

          Jonathan has failed Nigerians with his style of leadership. We all know, except for those of you who came from the moon, that Jonathan is a weakling. He lacks strength of Character and the temerity of political will to do the very right for the sake of posterity. Jonathan, like OBASANJO, is running a government for the few and by the few…

          Let’s you forget, Do you know that all those NYSC corps members Jonathan promised jobs for losing their limbs ect during 2011 elections have all been abandoned. Ceaseless calls to Madam Patience has been returned with death threats. Those people he promised jobs because of their loses in March 2014’s Immigration recruitment exercise are yet to receive any kind of compensation… Do you know that in 2011 campaign promise of President Jonathan he said, “No public office holder will send their children abroad to school” you and I know this is a lie as they are all sending even their dogs and cats to animal schools abroad…

          I rest my case…………………………………………………..

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Well spoken. I need not respond. I rest my case
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Fido

            On point, but the problem is that these guys have no hearts nor brains to understand obvious truth.

  • Akiika

    Go ahead cabal of rogues, give automatic tickets to your Governors, you days are numbered!

  • buzu

    This will be the last form you will ever have in youur life. Useless man call GEJ. Dumbo jaki

    • Shola

      Go and stop him now? Barkin Zuwo! He is going for his second tenure and doesn’t need to collect a form again. Who is the dumbo here? Go back to school

      • Fido

        You are really clueless!

        • Shola

          Like your father abi? Fixed!

  • abbadd

    The battle line has been drawn since this comes as no surprise but the reality is Nigeria is in for the bloodiest election in its history. GEJ has divided the country along religious lines. GEJ victory defeat to the Muslims Buharis Victory defeat to the Christians. Where will it go? time shall tell like david mark said postponing the election is a good ideas cus Nigeria is on the road to self destruction..

  • austine007

    Buhari is a devil and Jonathan is a devil… But Buhari is a better DEVIL!!!

  • austine007

    Buhari is a devil and Jonathan is a devil… But Buhari is a better DEVIL!

  • austine007

    Buhari is a devil and Jonathan is a devil… But Buhari is a better DEVIL… Let’s VOTE BUHARI COME 2015!