Former President, 8 Governors, Senators To Dump Jonathan For APC
As the battle for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2015 begin to get hot, following the high powered political moves in the last few weeks, some birds of equal plumage have started congregating in the dead of the night to take a critical look at how to defeat President Goodluck Jonathan with the help of the APC.
Reports have it that eight governors have secured a former President’s support…
The former President is not happy with recent statements credited to Tony Anenih, PDP Boad of Trustee Chairman that Presidnet Jonathan should be given an automatic ticket to contest as PDP’s presidential flag bearer in the 2015 election as against the usual Primary election.
He meet secretly with reps of eight PDP governors –– 4 from North-West, 2 from North-Central, 1 from North-East and 1 from South-South –– on Saturday and it was agreed that they should discuss with key figures in the main opposition party, APC, and work out terms, moving forward.
The former President, a source is a very influential politician and has vowed to ensure that a Northern candidate becomes the President in 2015. The Senate leadership is loyal to him.
Speaking with The Nation on the latest development, a top insider said: “Based on the party structure at Jonathan’s beck and call, it is sure the PDP ticket is up for him to grab. So, it is better for governors who are not on the President’s side to look elsewhere for platform.”
“These governors want to present a credible candidate against PDP. You will see that PDP is gradually taking a regional party line with recent events with the President leaning mostly on the South-East and the South-South.
“They don’t want to remain in PDP because it’s very glaring the president will win PDP primaries, but the general election he can’t win with the present mood of the nation.”
A source confirmed that there’s also an ongoing discussion about the possibility of the opposition inviting former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to join them in a bid to defeat Jonathan’s PDP.
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