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PDP settles for President from the North

16 October 2015, 07:45Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to seek a candidate from the North in the next Presidential election.

This was disclosed in a communique issued at the end of the 67th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.

The party adopted the recommendations of the Post Election Review Committee with amendments and approved the recommendation of the committee that the party seek its 2019 presidential candidate from the North, with the hope this would enhance its electoral chances.

In the last Presidential election, PDP candidate and incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who hails from Bayelsa State, lost to Muhammadu Buhari, a Northerner from Katsina State.

The handling of the Boko Haram crisis, which has ravaged the North, was seen as among the reasons behind Jonathan and the PDP's loss earlier this year.

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Meanwhile, PDP members have approved the biometric registration of members nationwide. 

The communique also revealed that the NEC also approved that the party supporters would back their candidates in the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

The NEC thanked the leaders, elected and appointed officials of the party and members nationwide for their commitment to the party, especially the progress of the National Working Committee (NWC) with regard to the rebuilding efforts.

It noted and commended the activities of the party's publicity in its constructive and robust engagement of the ruling party and urged it to continue in that regard.

The NEC assures that the PDP will continued to ensure credible, issue based-based opposition as well as strict adherence to democratic tenets and the supremacy of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It reassured on the repositioning of the party to regain its preeminence in the polity and return to power in 2019. - CAJ News


- CAJ News

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