The Alliance for Democracy (AD) on Tuesday, March 11, 2015 adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate after suspending its candidate Rafiu Salau for gross misconduct, anti-party activities, unruly behaviour to the chairman of the party, among others.
Speaking to newsmen after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos, the National Chairman of the party, Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa said President Jonathan now has access to all AD machinery and structures, stating that it reached its decision as it sees the incumbent president as a true democrat.
Senator Akinfenwa further stated that AD did not see the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari as a representative of true patriotic, detribalized northerners, adding that the APC could not change the tide of the country because its leaders lacked moral conscience.
Akinfenwa said: “Our decision to endorse Dr. Goodluck Jonathan did not come easy. We had to critically compare his record with that of General Buhari and we can affirm that Jonathan has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that he is a true democrat.”