Former governors, deputy governors and governorship candidates of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), among others, have lashed out at the All Progressive Congress (APC) over what they described as unwarranted criticisms and attacks on the person and office of President Goodluck Jonathan.
They also took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the 18-page letter he wrote to the president describing it at “unfortunate”. Rising from a meeting, Friday night, under the aegis of Goodluck to Goodluck Project 2015, they declared their support for Jonathan’s aspiration in securing a second term in 2015.
They also appealed to the defected members of the PDP in the House of Representative to reconsider the action in joining APC, revealing that there was still room to accommodate them in the ruling party.
Members of the group include former governor of Bayelsa State and Jonathan’s former boss, Chief Diepreye Alamieyesiegha, who was granted state pardon by the president early this year, national coordinator of the group and Edo State PDP governorship candidate in 2012, Major General Charles Airhiavbere, coordinator of North-west and former Minister of Sports, Col. Abdulmumuni Aminu, National Organizing Secretary, Comrade Bello Osaretin, South-south Coordinator, Chief George Kwohodu, and coordinator, South-west, Chief Mrs. Bolajoko Doherty.
A communiqué signed by the National Secretary of the group, Comrade Osariten, at the end of the meeting said: “The letter, they said “the letter written by Obasanjo was unfortunate, juxtaposing the contents of that letter with the transformation policy of Mr President.”
Expressing their support for Jonathan in 2015, they said: “We commend Mr. President and enjoin all Nigerians to support his on-going transformation agenda.”