Abuja - Three years to the next general elections, the battle line for the 2015 presidential race appears drawn. Multiple reliable sources in government and the Peoples Democratic Party told The PUNCH, over the weekend that prominent Northern politicians, including governors, were plotting to stop President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged bid for a second term.
This is in spite of the denial by the Presidency that Jonathan has no re-election ambition. The President, in a statement by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, had said the speculations about his second term bid were the handiwork of “mischief makers and opportunists.”
It was however gathered that the Presidency’s denial was not believed by Northern politicians.
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