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PDP admits fielding Jonathan for presidential poll was an error

11 November 2015, 13:09

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the electoral defeat suffered by the party during the 2015 general elections on the candidature of former President Goodluck Jonathan, reports Punch.

The chairman of the party’s national conference organising committee and proprietor of Daar Communications , Raymond Dokpesi disclosed this in Abuja.

Dokpes, who spoke at a media briefing in Abuja, Tuesday, said the imposition of Jonathan by the PDP might have been responsible for the party’s loss of the presidency in the last general election.

Also read: Jonathan, Mu’azu fight over Buhari

He said the zoning formula put in place by the party’s founding fathers was jettisoned by its leadership at the time.

According to him, the PDP made the first mistake when it failed to retain the party’s 2011 presidential ticket in the North after the death of former President Umaru Yar ‘Adua.

The second mistake, he said, was making Jonathan the sole presidential candidate of the party in the 2015 general election, adding that the action caused disaffection among party chieftains from the North.

Read more at Punch.

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