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Nasarawa PDP endorses Jonathan, Sambo for 2015 election

26 September 2014, 15:04

Lafia - The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan and Namadi Sambo, as their candidates for 2015.

The state PDP Chairman,  Yunana Iliya, said this in Lafia at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Secretariat of the party.

He said the decision of the party to endorse Jonathan and his vice to fly the party's flag in 2015 was due to their landmark achievements across the country.

Iliya said the president had done a lot and deserves second term from the people of the state.

The chairman said that federal projects sited in the state under  Jonathan were unequalled since the creation of the state in 2006.

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He said the projects were the construction of Doma and Awe Roads, Federal and Open Universities in Lafia, Federal Secretarial, the Central Bank and the Federal High Court.

The others were employment of over 5,000 youths from the state under Sure-P, and citing of many projects in both the federal and state-owned tertiary institutions in the state.

Iliya, however, said that some of the challenges militating against the progress of the party in the state, included lack of funds, lack of empowerment of party members and lack of patronage.

He said that, "some appointments meant for the state were taken over by forces from other states’’.

Iliya suggested that urgent steps should be taken in addressing the problems, adding that doing so would further strengthen the party to reclaim the state in 2015 elections.

The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly,  Musa Mohammed, said the president deserved a second term due to the visible transformation in all sectors of the economy.

He, therefore, assured the president that the PDP stakeholders in the state would work round the clock to deliver the party in all elections in 2015.

The committee Chairman, Dr Haliru Bello, said all the challenges confronting the party in the state would be tabled before the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) for prompt action.

Bello said the committee was going round to know those problems confronting any chapter of the party in order to report same to the NWC.

He urged all aspirants contesting elections in the party not to panic, saying that there would  be a level playing ground for all.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku; senators of the party in the state, PDP House of Assembly members, among others.

-    NAN

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