PDP makes U-turn, opens 2015 presidential race to other aspirants

PDP Chairman, Adamu Muazu

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday called on aspirants interested in contesting the 2015 presidential election to come forward to the party`s national secretariat to pick the nomination and expression of interest forms, in what is a reversal of its policy of having only President Goodluck Jonathan as its only presidential aspirant.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary in Abuja.

“All aspirants who paid for nomination forms, including the Presidential Form, but yet to collect same should come to the PDP National Secretariat with verifiable evidence of payment for purposes of collection of their forms,’’ the statement said.

It, however, said aspirants to all positions for the 2015 general elections should note that the deadline for the purchase and collection of all nomination forms had been extended to November 6.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) and its other organs had earlier adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party`s sole presidential candidate for 2015 presidential election.

It would be recalled that Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa, son of Nigeria`s first Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa, had earlier paid for the PDP presidential forms to contest the election in 2015.

Prof. Akasuba Abiola, wife of late business mogul, M.K.O. Abiola was also at the party`s headquarters earlier to pick the forms for the presidency.

The two aspirants had alleged at separate interviews with newsmen that though they paid the required fees to purchase the forms, the PDP leadership denied them the forms.

The National Executive Committee of the PDP, had on September 18 adopted President Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 election.

It thereafter declined to sell presidential nomination forms to aspirants interested in the position.


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  • tundemash

    419 party is at it again !

    • Screw-em

      Tunde …l just fell off my chair laughing out loud….what to do with these “Dumbomaniacs”?

      • tundemash

        I don’t know either. You think you have seen/heard the worst and then another gaffe comes up; it’s now a weekly stumble from one scandal to the other.

        • Concerned One

          But wait. Where are these E-rats ooh? Thought that buffoon Otile said he was in church, hence couldnt contribute on Sunday. I wonder which excuse he is going to come up with this time around. There is no hiding place for fools.

  • Jihadi

    PDP is just a gang of thieves united on looting the national treasury.

  • Mr. Arsenal

    Hahaha….. This is 419, Pure fraud

  • Truthometer

    Dog going back to eat its vomit. Can Dumbo be dumboier than this? May God help PDP from the state of dumboness and affliction of dumbosiasis.

  • Jumbo

    Stomach infrastructure lasts for one week, your vote lasts four four years. Don’t waste your vote. Think about your children and grandchildren. Don’t negotiate your children for stomach infrastructure.

  • GEJ the devisive and unfit

    when it comes to rational and objective thinking with visionary leadership PDP is Zero. The best of PDP is association of criminals milking the country dry. if you dont join or belong to them go to the garbage and survive.

  • King Carlos

    Ahhh see PinDiPi ole

    When all their state executives started endorsing candidates arbitrarily, they realized they have set a bad precedence by shuting the door to other applicants. This is the same ‘stop and reverse’ way they have been running the country aground. Awon ole alainiise se. Terrorists have taken over Mubi but Olisah Metuh is not interested in that.

    We will sweep them away in 2015 by the grace of God, after all, Jonathan now has enough shoes to walk around in otuoke.

  • Dr. Kay

    Lol, I’m loving this, let’s play with the name Dumbo my people. Dumbosiasis , Dumbomaniacs, Dumbostructre, Dumbo419, Dumboitis, Dumbophoma, Dumbomnesia, Dumbophreniacs, Dumbostoopids, Dumbolooneys, Dumbosidekicks, Dumbottackdogs, Dumbojanjaweeds , lol I’m having fun ,please join me.

  • OLUWATOBI

    This is getting interesting….No matter what you PDP do we are tired of you government we need change…you selling nomination form to other aspirants will not change anything…..All what we Nigerians need is change.

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  • True Nigerian

    Ridiculous, utterly ridiculous! He and his party collect money from people who want the forms, and they turn around to adopt the incumbent, completely forgeting that they had already collected money from those who expressed interest in the ticket. And when they are forcefully reminded of the money they’ve collected already, they then suddenly, out of embarrassment, decide that the adoption of their preferred candidate which they said was unanimous is no longer so. Utterly ridiculous and shamelessly stoopid!

    But that is not the tragedy; the real tragedy is that the farce and “idyocy” they have just dramatised in the narration above is exactly how Nigeria is governed. And that is why this country is currently the laughing stock of the world. The examples abound, and I’ll give you just a few of the most recent ones: Today, they claim that ceasefire has been signed and the girls are returning home tomorrow. Then tomorrow arrives, and bombs start exploding left, right and centre and they claim that the terrorists are not the ones causing the new set of bloodletting against innocent Nigerians. And then when it becomes clear that the stinking and disgusting terrorists are the ones running the rule on the new sets of killings and mindless violence, the same government that dismissed that very fact simply goes quiet and says absolutely nothing.

    They start by imposing the incumbent on all party members in exchange for the right of governors to impose themselves and their successors on their states. And when they realise that PDP will be torn to shreds at state level by those who will be disenfranchised by the imposition to be perpetrated by their governors, the President and his national Party excos suddenly start singing that there should be no imposition in the states. That is despite the fact that at the outset, that imposition by state governors was exactly the core terms and conditions for the imposition of the President on the party.

    This was how they announced Sure-P after aiding and abetting mindless thefts in the name of fraudulent subsidy that spiralled from N200b to an incredible amount of more than N1 trillion in just under 2 years of Jonathan’s presidency. And then when they realised that Nigerians won’t take it, they claimed they were announcing SURE-P and that the money made from removing subsidy will build so many infrastructures. But today, the states are getting significantly less than their monthly federal allocations; onitsha 2nd bridge is awarded to the contractor at a cost that is more than 3 times of its true cost and also as a 30 year debt on the users of the bridge; and the government is also borrowing $1b to fight a war that already supposedly had a ceasefire agreement. Yet, the leader of the same government comes on national television to threateningly argue that he would never remove a minister that spends N10b on chattered flights in private jets and also has 5 official indictments for theft of public funds running into hundreds of billions of Naira.

    The words “Jonathan Presidency” can easily be replaced with the word – calamity. Nigerians are living in a calamitous era in the history of their country. If we don’t sack this government, its leader and its party next year, we are collectively the worst fuuls on earth! Idyocy doesn’t get worse than that.

    • DD

      Well-said!

    • Mosaku 147

      On point.

    • TY

      I am impressed with your write-ups, I hope those youths supporting this present govt will read this and at least desire a change. PDP have over-stayed thr welcome.

    • tundemash

      The wise one , more ink to your pen!

  • mike

    They don’t want people to participate in presidential primaries but they still want to take their money. These pdp people can steal from blind beggars. Metuh seems to have forgotten that he made a declaration that the deadline would not be extended. Greedy, shameless bunch.

    • tundemash

      did they not steal from jobless graduates looking for work at NIS ? The tragedy of it is that some block-heads still want us to vote for this “accidental govt.”

  • EPO

    FUNNY!
    ITS DISHEARTENING TO KNOW AND STILL LIVE IN A COUNTRY LEAD BY SUCH MEN WITH INCONSISTENT CHARACTER. THEY ARE JOKING WITH NIGERIA.

  • favourtalk

    This country where the evil govern the righteous, we need a sane country where truth will govern us. We are tired of the reign of PDP who has no good intention for the country, we need a change and a better leadership that will have us all at heart not the deadly party

  • Ette

    May God Almighty continue to disgrace the rogues in power and make them more mad or madder going towards their destruction. May God deal with them the way they are dealing with NIGERIANS. Amen.

  • DANDALIN SIYASA

    ETTE I SAY EMEEN TO YOUR PRAYER.

  • DANDALIN SIYASA

    NO POVERTY DEVELOPMENT PARTY (PDP). WE REFUSE TO AGREE TO THIS CHANGE. YOU MUST CONTINUE WITH YOUR CONCENSUS CANDIDATE. PERIOD.