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Taraba organisations root for ruling party

05 January 2015, 07:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A number of organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) to salvage the ruling People's Democratic Party from being defeated by opposition parties in the coming general poll in the Taraba State.

Among the organisations are the Global Achievers Group, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Volunteer Group and the Northern Friends of the South/South Organization of Nigeria.

The MOU has been signed at the Jalingo Motel located in the state capital. 

The groups vowed work round the clock in the state to mobilize the electorate for President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the founder and National President of the Northern Friends of the South/South Organization, Alhaji Suleiman Yerima, said, “We have  decided to come together in order to deliver PDP from the hands of smaller parties in Taraba State and the country at large.”

He beckoned at the electorates to desist from being enticed with material things by opposition parties and pleaded with the electorates in the state not to be deceive by gifts of motor bikes and monies. 

“It will be an embarrassment for other parties to come into Taraba state and win.  Nobody should allow him or herself to be deceived by gifts of motor bikes and monies.  Your vote is your right, no Nigeria leader has performed like President Jonathan,” Yerima said.

He expressed sadness that a large percentage of political opponents using religion to canvass for votes, adding that such action should be discouraged.

“I don't believe that we have to use religion as yardstick for voting.”

Collaborating Yerima, both the state coordinator of the Global Achievers Group, Aboki Stephen Bayonga, and the Ebele Goodluck Jonathan Volunteers Group, Joseph Vesinadzem, agreed that they would not allow the opposition parties wrestle power from the PDP.

The groups constituted various committees with the responsibility of reconciling aggrieved members of the party who defected back. 

- CAJ News

- CAJ News

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