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Jonathan Nominates Sambo As Running Mate As PDP Convention Ratifiies Muazu, Others Appointment

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has prenominated Vice President Namadi Sambo as his running mate in the 2015 presidential election.

This followed the ratification of his candidature by over 3000 delegates from the 36 States chapter and the Federal Capital Territory of the Peoples Democratic party which converge at the eagle square in Abuja.

PDP Presidential Primary Election In Abuja On Wednesday, 12/10/2014

PDP Presidential Primary Election In Abuja On Wednesday, 12/10/2014

The delegates also formally ratified the appointment of the three members of the National Working Committees including Adamu Mu’azu as the national chairman, Prof. Wale Oladipo, national secretary and Adewale Adeyanju as national treasurer.

The ratification of President Jonathan Candidacy was in fulfilment of the Electoral Act.

According to the Deputy Chairman, Convention Planning Committee, Senator Ken Nbamani, section 133 of the 1999 Constitution specified how ballots could be casted even when a candidate is involved.

All the delegates, including President Jonathan, Sambo and other leaders of the party queue to vote in their respective state chapters.

Earlier in his remark, the Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee and former Acting Chairman of the party, Dr. Bello Mohammed, informed delegates on why the convention was conveyed saying that it was to elect the presidential flag bearer of the party and to ratified the appointment of some national officers of the party..

He urged the delegates to be orderly in their conduct, adding that the ratification of the nomination of the presidential candidate would start immediately after the ratification of the national officers has been concluded.

Those present at the convention included the state governors of the party, President of the Senate, David Mark, Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu and the Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha while former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida were conspicuously absent.


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