Uyo - Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, has revealed that governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sacrificed their personal ambitions to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.
Akpabio, who is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum,said the party was trying to emulate the United States, where incumbent president does not go through primaries, reports Leadership.
He said the endorsement of Jonathan by the party leadership does not mean that any person who wants to contest should not do so.
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He said the governors by the decision tried to avoid the unfortunate situation that leaves the party fractured after primary elections.
He noted that the opposition is rattled by the ability of PDP stakeholders to rally behind the president who, he said, has performed exceedingly well.
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