Amidst strong criticism by the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, of the adoption of the President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as the sole candidate of the party in the 2015 presidential election, the party has told the opposition party to shut up and mind it’s business. Speaking at what was evidently the mother of all rallies to wrap up the series of endorsements of the president’s sole candidature across the six geopolitical zones of the country, Adamu Muazu, national chairman of the PDP said since the adoption by all strata of the party, “the most amazing and intriguing thing to me is the fact that the opposition of such endorsements came from the opposition” and wondered how “they know the constitution better than us”.
The PDP leader stressed, “I advise you to shut up and mind your business. I need to see how you go about your own”. Muazu said “ours, we’ve decided and if we have decided, we have decided. Therefore, it is up to you to come out with your best to come in competition with ours. I assure you, ours will be better than all the ones you’ve produced”. The chairman, fondly referred to as “the game changer” within the top hierarchy of the party, boasted that the PDP is the party to beat, stressing that it is “a party that does not believe in rigging that is why it is our motto, One man, one vote”. Hosts of the unity rally, the South-south Governors’ Forum led by its chairman, Liyel Imoke, thanked all Nigerians and the party for the sole candidature of the president.
Flanked by Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan and Seriake Dickson, governors of Delta and Bayelsa States respectively, Imoke noted that “for the first time, in all PDP democratic politics in Nigeria, the right of first refusal to contest the seat and become the candidate of our great party come 2015” had been given to the president and thanked everyone for recognizing his performance.The president, in his response, believed that with unity, the party would be able to recover the two states it lost in the South-south. Recalling that at the inception of democracy in 1999, the party controlled all the South-south states, Jonathan regretted that two states “have k-legs”. He was however confident that come 2015′ “we will get all our states back”.