The ex-vice president’s formed party, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), has reacted angrily to reports that it endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election. Naij report.
According to the Nation reports, the National Chairman of Mr. Atiku Abubakar, party, Alhaji Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim on Monday in a statement issued in Abuja warned against using the name of the party in endorsing President Jonathan ahead of the presidential poll slated for March 28.
The chairman disclosed that the party has already endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the election.
“Our attention has been drawn to a press conference, addressed by some aggrieved members of APC who defected to the party from PDM last year, at which they endorsed the candidature of President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election. The press conference was held on Monday, March 16th, 2015 in Akure, capital of Ondo State. These APC members turned PDP agents are, reportedly, aggrieved that APC had not met their expectation during its last presidential primary and are unhappy with the position PDM has taken in support of the candidature of General Muhammadu Buhari. We wish to make it categorically clear that members of the group that addressed the press conference in question are not members of PDM. They defected from our Party in June last year to pursue their aspiration in APC and are no longer members of our Party,” the statement read.
It would be recalled that there was report on Monday that the incumbent President Jonathan was endorsed by the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) as its candidate for the March 28 presidential poll.