The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party on Thursday, September 18, 2014 adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole Presidential candidate for 2015 Presidential election.
This adoption comes before President Jonathan officially declares for second term and also ahead of the Party’s National Convention fixed for December 6, 2014.
President Jonathan has accepted the endorsement as the sole candidate by all the organs of the party which culminated in that of NEC, saying he was really humbled, overwhelmed and promised not to disappoint the PDP governors, the leaders, stakeholders and members of the party.
President Jonathan said, “Let me really say that the events of yesterday, starting with BoT meeting last night and what has just happened today, with the various motions adopting me as sole candidate of the party has really humbled me.
“Let me specially thank our governors that initiated that action, let me thank members of BoT, let me thank the senate president and members of the National Assembly, let me appreciate the PDP women for their position and the NEC, because no matter whatever anybody does, if NEC, you will be on your own.
” Adopting me as the sole candidate of the party has humbled. me; I am totally overwhelmed. When the governors came up in a jointly signed paper, though House of Representatives started it, governors intervention was like an atomic bomb, I commend all departments of the NEC.
“I am so overwhelmed that I lack words to express myslef. I leave it for another day. For today, for you to have that kind of confidence, I am extremely challenged. It means that whatever we had done inthe past three years, we tripple it. That is the only way Nigerians will appreciate it. I promise I will not disappoint you.”