More Atiku supporters, PDM, endorse Jonathan

By Post Nigeria March 17, 2015 12:54

More Atiku supporters, PDM, endorse Jonathan

Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who are supporters of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, AAA, collectives/Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, in South West yesterday endorsed the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term.

The endorsement and the decision of the South-west AAA/PDM Collective to support and work for Jonathan was revealed at a news conference held in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

They hinged their support for the President on his promise to implement the recommendations of the last national conference if re-elected.

The Coordinator of the group, who is a former member, House of Representatives, Hon Bode Ajewole, speaking at the press conference, said they also took the decision because of the process and outcome of the APC Presidential Primaries which left much to be desired.

He said they had reviewed the presidential primaries and decided not to work for the APC candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).

He revealed that members of the group had reviewed happenings in Nigeria and more importantly in the South-west and had agreed to work for the re-election of Jonathan.

He pointed out that the group has decided to align with the yearnings of the Yoruba People on the restructuring of the country to have true federalism.

“Certainly, the process and the outcome of the APC presidential primary left much to be desired and we cannot work for the candidate of the party.

“On the ongoing debate concerning the restructuring of Nigeria to have true federalism, which the Yoruba people have long been waiting for, we in the AAA/PDM collectives in the South-west, have deliberated on and reached the conclusion that we should align with the yearning of the Yoruba people.

“Believing in the ultimate fulfillment of Jonathan promises to us in the South-west, we therefore direct all members of AAA/PDM collectives and all members of the Yar’ Adua political family in the South-west including those in APC, SDP, PDM, Labour Party and Accord Party to support, work and vote for President Goodluck Jonathan,” he said.

Ajewole therefore called on the group’s coordinators in all the polling units, 1,534 wards and the 138 local government areas in the six states to work assiduously and ensure victory for Jonathan in the presidential election on March 28.

Also in attendance at the conference held at the Ondo State Cultural Centre was the Coordinator of the Jonathan/ Sambo Campaign Council and Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and some leaders of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

Mimiko, while speaking, appreciated members of the group for their interest in Jonathan’s projects and promised that all polling units, wards and local governments in the South-west would be energized to accommodate members of the group.

He said Jonathan would not only win in the South-west but the zone would deliver the highest number of votes among the zones.