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'PDP, Jonathan lied on sole candidacy’

29 September 2014, 18:30

Abuja - A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Umar Ardo, has faulted claims by leaders of the party that the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election was in line with standard democratic tenet in America where incumbents were given the right of first refusal.

He described the party’s arguments as unreasonable and not well grounded, reports Leadership.

Ardo, a former governorship aspirant in Adamawa State maintained that all through the democratization process of America’s presidential system, incumbents have been severally challenged in nominations.

Also read: Jonathan emerges PDP’s sole candidate for 2015

He dismissed claims by the leaders of the party including President Jonathan that President Barrack Obama was unchallenged in the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries in 2012, stating that Obama was actually challenged by John Wolfe Jnr.

He noted that if the the party wants to adopt President Jonathan as its sole candidate because of some vested interests, the party is  free to do so but not on false and unsubstantiated claims
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