9 presidential candidates may step down for Jonathan

9 presidential candidates may step down for Jonathan

Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:07 am

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

The National Unity Group (NUG), an NGO said on Saturday that nine presidential candidates in the February 14 presidential election may step down for President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The National Secretary of the group, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, told newsmen in Abuja that it had been meeting with the parties on the need for them to support Jonathan.

According to Ojougboh who did not mention the candidates and their parties, said consultations would continue on February 1, noting that, the discussions so far had been fruitful.

He said that the PDP presidential campaign was satisfactorily progressing in the northern part of the country.

He urged the citizenry not to feel intimidated but to perform their civic responsibility of voting on election days.

“We are counting on all Nigerians, northerners especially, that they should not be intimidated, they should go out and vote massively for Mr President.

“For this country to remain united and for the progress we are experiencing now to continue, there is the need for all to cooperate with Mr President and vote massively for the PDP,” he said.

Senator Chris Ukpabi, who also spoke said the group, having critically examined President Jonathan`s score cards in all sectors of the economy, was convinced that he was the right president for the country.

He called on all Nigerians to support his re-election bid to enable him continue with his good works.

NAN reports that also present at the briefing were Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of old Anambra, Sen. Oserheimen Osunbor, former governor of Edo, among others

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  • Uncle Charlie says:

    Where are those stepping down for GMB? Looks like a landslide in favor of GEJ

  • Nwagu Sunday says:

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going. #TeamJona

  • Dafe Sonia says:

    Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. GEJ2015

  • Nwaobilor says:

    The man leading the winning team, GEJ truely accruing more support by the second.

  • Kufere says:

    When President Jonathan’s reforms has brought new life to our surrounding communities and positively affected our means of livelihood, why won’t they step down for such development to attain completion in his 2nd term.

  • nafisat says:

    this is what the APC presidential candidate should do if he truly wants the progress of this country.

  • Emeka215 says:

    Such actions if come through will go a long way as to seal a higher ground of victory for Goodluck Jonathan. Highly commendable sir!.

  • fortune umoh says:

    people who talk bad about him dont matter, those who matter pave way for him to do what he does best; and thats transforming our great country.

  • bravotnsent says:

    This move shows nigerians are truly ready for change #GO GEJ2015

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  • Etimbuk'showy Okpudo says:

    perfect, victory for GEJ is sure.

  • Samuel Orji says:


  • Ndubuisi Chinedu says:

    That’s a sign of victory. #GEJ2015

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