Abuja - Mr Abdulkadri Abdulsalam, the
National Chairman, Labour Party, on Tuesday said that the party had not
endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate for the 2015
Abdulsalam, who gave the clarification in an interview with
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the rumour had gone viral on
He said the rumours had no base or truth.
"The party has not endorsed anybody; if we want to endorse
anyone as a presidential candidate, we must hold a convention where we will
collectively and democratically agree.
"No credible candidate has spoken with us for endorsement;
the information going round that we have endorsed Jonathan must be considered
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"Whatever is our intention to endorse any presidential
candidate will be made known because we will definitely meet and endorse who
ever we want as a presidential candidate,’’ he said.
However, he said that no credible candidate with the
capacity and capability to compete for presidential position had emerged from
On the party’s score card for 2014, he said it had conducted
different political education programmes and seminars for women and youths on
the forthcoming 2015 general elections.
He recalled that the party’s convention was held
successfully on Oct. 11 in Akure, where he emerged as the National Chairman.
According to him, the party has given 40 per cent slots to
women in its cabinet and relocated its National Secretariat from the noisy
Garki market to a more suitable environment, among others.