BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU
ABUJA -THE leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South West has promised to enlist the services of the traditional rulers in the zone to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan is re-elected in the 2015 Presidential election.
National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo who disclosed this while reaffirming his support for President Jonathan`s second term endorsement said, “I stand by the endorsement of the president by South West chapter of the party.”
Prof. Oladipo further stated that as a prince of Ife, he would mobilize royal fathers and the intellectual community from the South West zone for the realization of the second term ambition of President Jonathan.
Apart from his endorsement of the president’s re-election, he also promised to be loyal to and work with the party’s national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur in a bid to make members of the PDP to see themselves as members of a political family.
The nuclear physicist who said that he remained resolutely committed to the president`s second term re-election in 2015, described Jonathan as a democrat who deserved the support of all well-meaning Nigerians.
He said, “I stand by the endorsement of the president by South West chapter of the party and as a prince of Ife,I will mobilize royal fathers and the intellectual community for the second term election of the president.”
While commending the president for the enabling environment given to the South West to anoint a new national secretary, prof Oladipo also restated his loyalty to Alhaji Tukur who he said was a father figure in the administration of the party.
“Aside my unflinching loyalty to President Jonathan, I also pledge to work harmoniously with the party chairman without rancor or disharmony. I will act like the administrative head implementing decisions of the party leaders and that of the leader of the party, President Jonathan,” he declared.
The PDP national scribe promised to abide by court ruling on party issues and also commended contestants who either stepped down for him or had extended their support, assuring that he would not disappoint them.
He said, “Our appreciation goes to the national leaders of the party who allowed the position to remain in Osun. I will do my best to ensure the repositioning of the party for victory in all elections.”
Meanwhile, the poster of President Goodluck Jonathan and that of the former Head of State and Chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, General Muhammadu Buhari have resurfaced in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Vanguard investigations revealed that the posters which are pasted in some sensitive areas in Abuja were struggling for space as some of them were pasted side-by-side, but no group had openly claimed to be behind the re-appearance of the posters.
As Jonathan’s posters in a Yoruba traditional attire has the logo of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gen. Buhari appeared on the background of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the merging party that is begging for registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.