President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will pick his nomination form on or before the expiration of the deadline given to all aspirants, by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.Culled from Premium Times
He stated his decision at a private meeting with governors held at the House 7 wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
An official source, who was privy to the meeting said the president thanked the governors for endorsing him and said he has finally made up his mind to take the baton of expression.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the president has already set up his Presidential Declaration Committee and will pick his form on his return from Israel.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had on Wednesday directed the president and other aspirants to pick their forms for nomination and expression of interest on or before October 30 or risk not participating in the 2015 general elections.
Mr. Jonathan is to formally declare his presidential ambition between November 7 and 15, a decision which will be taken by his re-election committee, his associates said.
Members of the Presidential Declaration Committee include Bello Halliru Mohammed (Chairman) from Kebbi, Ken Namani (Deputy Chairman), Enugu, Anyim Pius Anyim (Secretary), Ebonyi, Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali (member), Gombe, Julius Imagwe – SSA – Youth – (member), Edo, Baraka Sani (SSA -NSAP) – Kano,(member).