The South West Zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP , has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office, noting that he is constitutionally entitled to seek re-election.
It also appointed former President Olusegun Obasanjo as grand patron of the party in the zone, even as it constituted a stakeholders’ council under the Chairmanship of Senator Lekan Balogun.
Disclosing these, yesterday, in Lagos at The South West Stakeholders’ Forum, the party passed a vote of confidence in its National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and National Working Committee, NWC.
Those at the event include: Senator Seye Ogunlewe, Chief Ishola Filani, Chief Ayo Fayose, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, Mrs. Mobolaji Osomo, Alhaja Salmat Badru, Chief Tayo Dairo, Mrs. Aduke Maina, Dr. Olu Alabi, among others.
A communique issued at the end of the forum, said, ‘’after carefully X-raying the leadership qualities and transformation efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan and in view of the fact that he is constitutionally qualified to seek re-election, the Forum hereby unanimously endorses him for a second term in 2015
“The Forum hereby unanimously passes a vote of confidence in the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President, the leadership roles of the National Chairman, the National Working Committee, NWC, the Zonal Caretaker Committee and the State Executive Committees in the Southwest.’’
It further said, “the Forum hereby resolves to henceforth work as a united entity for the success of the party in all the forthcoming elections in Nigeria, commencing from 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states to the presidential and other elections in 2015.”