As preparations for next year Presidential election continue to gather momentum the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole Presidential candidate.
The adoption came ahead of the Party presidential primaries scheduled for December 6, The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party took the decision Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
The position follows a similar decision by the PDP governors’ forum and the party’s Board of Trustees, BOT. The two organs had earlier endorsed the president on Wednesday.
The decision means no candidate, except Mr. Jonathan, can seek to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the PDP.
The national Chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu, put the question to members who unanimously agreed that the Mr. Jonathan be retained as the sole candidate of the party for the 2015 election.
In reaction President Goodluck Jonathan told the Party faithful that he was humbled by the endorsement.
The party had earlier fixed its presidential primaries for December 6.
In a brief remark, the Senate President, David Mark, informed the gathering that if there is any arm of government that is interested in continuity, it is the legislature.
“At the PDP Caucus of the National Assembly, we have decided that a sitting and performing president should be given a chance to continue to perform even better,” Mr. Mark said.