Abuja - A presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa, on Thursday made a U-turn and said he is no longer interested in challenging President Goodluck Jonathan for the party’s ticket, reports Thisday.
Tafawa-Balewa’s ambition had caused some upheavals following the decision of the party’s leaders to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole candidate of the party in the 2015 presidential election.
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Tafawa-Balewa, who is the son of a former Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, announced his withdrawal from the presidential race at a press conference organised by the Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
He promised to support the candidacy of Jonathan for the party’s sole ticket.
Tafawa-Balewa had earlier paid the mandatory N22 million fee for the party's nomination form but was denied the form.
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