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PDP denies Jonathan, Sambo rift

22 September 2014, 14:39

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied reports in some sections of the media suggesting President Goodluck Jonathan was planning to drop his Deputy, Mohammed Namadi Sambo ahead of the 2015 general elections.  

The party descried the development as an attempt to create a rift between President and his vice.

PDP expressed satisfaction in the working relationship between the duo and further affirming the Vice President as part of the “winning team.”

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Monday, restated the overwhelming confidence of the party in a winning team that has demonstrably transformed Nigeria in less than four years despite some challenges.

Also read: Court urged to declare Jonathan, Sambo ineligible for 2015 election

“There is no doubt whatsoever that the Vice President has the implicit confidence of the President. The PDP is therefore very pleased that they are working together in actualizing the transformation agenda to the popular acclaim of both Nigerians and the international community,” read a statement.

“We wish to place on record as well that the 66th NEC meeting of our great party which endorsed President Jonathan as the sole candidate of the PDP for the 2015 general elections responsibly reasoned and anchored this decision on the outstanding performance of the Jonathan Presidency of which Vice President Sambo is an integral part of.  

"This motion which was unanimously endorsed by NEC left no room for any form of speculation as Sen. Jim Nwobodo who seconded it, expressly commended both the President and his Vice for lifting the banner of the PDP very high while praying the NEC to approve the motion,” the party added.

The party added that its statement was to clarify obvious misinterpretation arising from its position at the world press conference on Sunday, where it averred that the President was yet to accept the sole presidential candidacy offered by its NEC.

– CAJ News


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