The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, on Wednesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.
This was disclosed by Jerry Gana, former Minister of Information, at the end of a meeting held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The board also approved the timetable and guidelines for the party’s primaries and national convention.
Gana said members of the board unanimously endorsed Jonathan after Godswill Akpabio, the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum; addressed them on the forum’s earlier endorsement of the president.
The former minister of information said the PDP governors agreed that none of them would contest for the party’s presidential ticket with the president.
He said, “BoT was so informed today about this and that decision by the governors was fully endorsed in a motion by the BoT on its own.
“Having received that news, the BoT also unanimously resolved that because of the excellent work which the President has done, he should be the party’s sole candidate.
“The decision was also informed by the mature, humble and dedicated way the president has been leading Nigeria.
“When you add to that, the way he has been handling very sensitive national issues, the Board of Trustees is delighted, convinced and overwhelmed by the fact that we have a very impressive candidate.
“Therefore, the BoT also unanimously resolved that President Goodluck Jonathan be the sole candidate of the party in the forth coming election”.