The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum on Wednesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as sole candidate of the party ahead of its presidential primaries for 2015 general elections.
This was part of decisions reached at the forum’s meeting in Abuja ahead of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting slated for Thursday.
Chairman of the forum and governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief Godswill Akpabio, announced the decision at the end of its three hours meeting.
The party’s NEC is expected to adopt the resolution of the governors at the meeting.
“The PDP governors’ forum hereby endorses President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office and resolves to support his bid for re-election come 2015,” he said.
“We urge all PDP faithful to support this gesture, which should enable the president to become the sole candidate of the PDP come 2015.”
He commended efforts of the armed forces in fighting insurgency in the north-east and urged Nigerians and the international community to continue to cooperate with the federal government.
On the Ebola virus outbreak in the country, the governors commended the success recorded by the ministries of health nationwide.
The forum thanked Nigerians for rallying round the leadership of the country and appealed to people to sustain such efforts.
Apart from Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa, a presidential aspirant who was represented by his deputy, all other PDP governors attended the meeting.