By Chris Ochayi & Joseph Erunke
ABUJA—The Presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress, ADC, for the March 28 presidential poll, Ambassador Mani Ahmed has stepped down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan.
Announcing the development, yesterday in Abuja, the National Chairman of ADC, Chief Ralph Nwosu, said the ADC Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential candidate, Dr. Obianuju Uzohue, took the decision to enable Jonathan to continue his transformation agenda.
He said, “Why Jonathan, Goodluck is an authentic leader struggling with challenges of nation building. Nigeria needs a president who does not have high need for power, an authentic personality who like all of us is struggling to make good with all the vulnerability and vagaries of our time. We need a man at the centre who can stay out of the way and allow the full architecture of governance come alive and take root across the country.
“Making our local government areas play their roles as vibrant, functional and productive entities in this country will help our nation achieve greatness. We are convinced that President Jonathan has the humanity to ensure this.
“ADC remains a stabilizing force the country’s unity, national transformation, and Nigeria’s democratic enterprise. Building an egalitarian Nigeria society is a collective exercise; we must not shirk this responsibility.
“We believe we are beginning to get nation building right by encouraging inclusivity especially at the top of government. For the first time in the history of the country, we elected a very ordinary young man , a minority from the Niger Delta to be our president.