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AHEAD of the 2015 general elections, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Prince Kelvin Allagoa, has stepped down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan.

  Also, President Jonathan and the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, have both received the endorsement and royal blessing ahead of the polls.

  Allagoa, who was among the 16 presidential candidates who were cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attributed his change of heart to the love of the country and his desire to make President Jonathan continue with his transformation agenda which, he claimed, has been yielding dividends across the length and breadth of the country.

 The National Chairman of the PPN, Alhaji Lawal Adamu, in a statement jointly signed with the National Secretary of the party, Razak Eyiowuaw,i on the reasons the party adopted Jonathan said: “We want a Nigeria that is not just about change of personality but the constitution, thoughts and structures that will develop our great nation”

 “We believe our Nigeria deserves a new public order. A departure from the old militarised mind to a civil thought and social values. We believe we need continuous reorganization and restructuring and opening of hidden potentials.”

  The PPN, which won a seat in the House of Representatives and three seats in Ogun State House of Assembly in 2011 general elections, added that it adopted Jonathan because its positive assessment of the spate of agricultural transformation, educational rejuvenation, infrastructural development, massive youth development, and, above all, restoration of peace and security in the country by the Jonathan’s administration indicated that the country is heading for real development.”

The backing for Jonathan and Agbaje came from a group, Association of the North and South Traditional Leaders, at the end of its meeting held at the home of its National President, Eze Nwabueze Ohazulike, who doubles  as the Eze Ndigbo of Lagos.

   They commended President Jonathan for restoring the confidence of Nigerians in the electoral system. This, the association noted, is being achieved through the institution of a new regime of free, fair, credible and acceptable process. This has opened up the political space for everybody. Never in the history of Nigeria has Nigerians been so involved and participated in the election process than now.

   According to Eze Ohazulike, the President has done well in the areas of education, commerce, economy, security and power. “After several meetings and careful analysis of Nigerian present political atmosphere, we have reached the conclusion to stand and take a position to endorse President Jonathan for the next elections. He has manifested the strength and character of a great leader in the midst of senseless distractions by the enemies of democracy.”

   The group also declared backing for Agbaje and encouraged all non-indigenes in Lagos State to massively vote for both men.

   In his response, Agbaje, who was received by a large crowd thanked the group for endorsing him and Jonathan and promised not to disappoint them. He assured the crowd that his government will not discriminate against non-indigenes in the state . “We will not be deporting anybody from Lagos State. Lagos State is for all of us. We will put an end to this harassment and intimidation of law-abiding citizens. 

They have been exploiting and cajoling since 1999. We must end this tyranny called government. Lagos must be free from bondage and government of the few. I need your support till April 11 when we will cast our votes. We will bring an end to slavery and oppression of Lagosians,” he said.

  Agbaje expressed support for the use of military for the general elections and slammed the opposition APC for kicking against it. “When they won in Edo State, the military was involved, when they won in Osun State in 2014, military was involved but when they lost in Ekiti State, they started grumbling which proves that they are bad losers who are desperate to continue to exploit Nigerians,” he said.

   Earlier in his welcome address, the Eze Ohazulike urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure every Nigerian above 18 years collect his or her Permanent Voter’s Card  (PVC).

   He also commended the military in their renewed fight against terrorism, urging the security men to go the extra mile to provide adequate security coverage to the already vulnerable Nigerians during the election. “The issue of security is sensitive because it deals with life and property and should not be listed among political propaganda.”

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Prince Kelvin Allagoa, has stepped down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan.

  Also, President Jonathan and the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, have both received the endorsement and royal blessing ahead of the polls.

  Allagoa, who was among the 16 presidential candidates who were cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attributed his change of heart to the love of the country and his desire to make President Jonathan continue with his transformation agenda which, he claimed, has been yielding dividends across the length and breadth of the country.

 The National Chairman of the PPN, Alhaji Lawal Adamu, in a statement jointly signed with the National Secretary of the party, Razak Eyiowuaw,i on the reasons the party adopted Jonathan said: “We want a Nigeria that is not just about change of personality but the constitution, thoughts and structures that will develop our great nation”

 “We believe our Nigeria deserves a new public order. A departure from the old militarised mind to a civil thought and social values. We believe we need continuous reorganization and restructuring and opening of hidden potentials.”

  The PPN, which won a seat in the House of Representatives and three seats in Ogun State House of Assembly in 2011 general elections, added that it adopted Jonathan because its positive assessment of the spate of agricultural transformation, educational rejuvenation, infrastructural development, massive youth development, and, above all, restoration of peace and security in the country by the Jonathan’s administration indicated that the country is heading for real development.”

The backing for Jonathan and Agbaje came from a group, Association of the North and South Traditional Leaders, at the end of its meeting held at the home of its National President, Eze Nwabueze Ohazulike, who doubles  as the Eze Ndigbo of Lagos.

   They commended President Jonathan for restoring the confidence of Nigerians in the electoral system. This, the association noted, is being achieved through the institution of a new regime of free, fair, credible and acceptable process. This has opened up the political space for everybody. Never in the history of Nigeria has Nigerians been so involved and participated in the election process than now.

   According to Eze Ohazulike, the President has done well in the areas of education, commerce, economy, security and power. “After several meetings and careful analysis of Nigerian present political atmosphere, we have reached the conclusion to stand and take a position to endorse President Jonathan for the next elections. He has manifested the strength and character of a great leader in the midst of senseless distractions by the enemies of democracy.”

   The group also declared backing for Agbaje and encouraged all non-indigenes in Lagos State to massively vote for both men.

   In his response, Agbaje, who was received by a large crowd thanked the group for endorsing him and Jonathan and promised not to disappoint them. He assured the crowd that his government will not discriminate against non-indigenes in the state . “We will not be deporting anybody from Lagos State. Lagos State is for all of us. We will put an end to this harassment and intimidation of law-abiding citizens. 

They have been exploiting and cajoling since 1999. We must end this tyranny called government. Lagos must be free from bondage and government of the few. I need your support till April 11 when we will cast our votes. We will bring an end to slavery and oppression of Lagosians,” he said.

  Agbaje expressed support for the use of military for the general elections and slammed the opposition APC for kicking against it. “When they won in Edo State, the military was involved, when they won in Osun State in 2014, military was involved but when they lost in Ekiti State, they started grumbling which proves that they are bad losers who are desperate to continue to exploit Nigerians,” he said.

   Earlier in his welcome address, the Eze Ohazulike urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure every Nigerian above 18 years collect his or her Permanent Voter’s Card  (PVC).

   He also commended the military in their renewed fight against terrorism, urging the security men to go the extra mile to provide adequate security coverage to the already vulnerable Nigerians during the election. “The issue of security is sensitive because it deals with life and property and should not be listed among political propaganda.”



18 Comments
  • emmanuel

    wow! you just took the best step ever.PGEJ victory is sure

  • uduak akpan

    victory is sure Mr President

  • kemi

    PGEJ is a blessing for nigeria.thanks for stepping down for PGEJ

  • uzo

    PGEJ is the way forward for our country

  • Tunde philips

    Is that steeping down, well i’d say he recognizes that for progress to continue, GEJ must carry on.

  • chinwe davis

    And Team jona, leads again, onward to victory.

  • A wise thing to do, jonathan deserves a second term , so he can continue his good works,

    • There is no good work attributable to Jonathan. Good work cannot make exchange rate of Naira to Dollar to be N225 : $1, Good work will not make us to be buying petrol at N100/litre as against N78/litre which is the official price. Good work will not allow us to be sleeping in darkness after spending billion of Dollars on electricity. Good work will not lead to the abduction of over 200 Chibook girls and so on and so forth. In view of all the above, second term of Jonathan will be disastrous for Nigeria and Nigerians. A vote for PDP/Jonathan is a vote of continuity of failure. Hence, people should vote wisely come March 28, 2015.

  • Chigala Martins

    A sure victory for president Jonathan

  • Bassey

    All odds are in favor of Jonathan.

    • @ Bassey – Don’t be deceived, no single odd is in favour of Jonathan. Apart from APC and PDP, other political parties are dummy without any followership; hence adopting Jonathan as their presidential candidate, does not make difference; hence that news is not a news to be joyous for.

  • Emeka215

    Jonathan rocking the headlines of the dailies on almost every political party’s platform.

    • President Candidates of other mushroom political parties are exchanging pronouncement of Jonathan as their candidate in exchange for handsome dollars. Do all these political parties have any followership at all? The basic truth is that the contest is between APC and PDP. The win result is in favour of APC because majority Nigerians are fed up of 16 years misrule of PDP. Jonathan is a good man heading the worst government in Africa; hence there is no amount of dolling dollars to people that will allow him win the forthcoming general election. Truth is better.

      • Ogheneotsuko

        I think it’s important for me to make you realise that PPN is not a mushroom party. The won seats at both the state and national level. As for your claim of PDP’s bribery, I urge you to come forth with evidence.

  • Etega

    President Jonathan is striding like a stallion in this one.

  • Mrs benita akpan

    Amazing! It just keeps getting better and better, it is GEJ all the way.

  • kingsley obi

    I am sure stepping down was so easy for him.

  • faith adams

    #MARCH4GEJ