Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the epicen ~ TUNJI OMIRIN
Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan is in talks with the presidential candidates of nine political parties on the need for them to step down for him in the February 14 presidential election, reports NewsDay
Jonathan's negotiation with the other presidential aspirants is being handled by a group, National Unity Group (NUG), one the support groups canvassing for his re-election.
The National Secretary of the group, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, said negotiation with the candidates is already yielding results.
Ojougboh, who did not mention the candidates and their parties, said consultations is still ongoing as the candidates have gone back to their parties to convey the import of the negotiation to them.Also read: APC members sell their PVC's to the PDP in Ekiti
Members of the group include former governor of Edo State, Osariemen Osunbor, Gen. Lawrence Onoja, former gov of Amambra state Chukwuemeka Ezeife and Chris Ukpabi
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