The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Tony Anenih on Tuesday said President Goodluck Jonathan would contest the presidential election in 2015 on the party’s platform.
Anenih said this in Calabar, while addressing party faithful at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by the new PDP chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
“I want the national chairman to go home with a word from the father that come 2015, Jonathan will run for presidency for the second term,” he said.
President Jonathan had in the past waived questions about his ambition and has remained mum about it. The announcement by the PDP BOT chairman has perhaps spoken the president’s mind.
Anenih said that the party was becoming stronger in the South-South, adding that “if we continue like this, the load in 2015 will be lighter than the load in 2011.”
The BOT chairman further said that the party had worked hard for next weekend’s governorship election in Osun, adding that PDP was sure of clinching victory in the election.
“We are working and we are sure that we will win Osun, come Saturday,” he said.
The National Chairman, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, said the party would ensure that internal democracy prevailed in its choice of candidates for various elective positions in 2015.
Mu’azu said that the party would not entertain any short-cut or favouritism in selecting the candidates.
He said that as the ruling party, the PDP would set a good example on internal democracy.
He also advised PDP members and supporters to shun rumour mongering and falsehood because of their implications on party success and stability.
“The opposition has seen that we are winning in all fronts and they are ready to destroy us. Therefore, let us be careful as we are in a very trying time,’’ he said.