Barely 48 hours to the presidential election, the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, has adopted the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan as candidate of the party for the Saturday’s poll.
The party’s National Chairman, Mr Peter Ameh, who addressed newsmen on the decision of the National Working Committee, NWC, at the PPA national Secretariat, yesterday, in Abuja, said members of the party were determined to work round the clock to ensure Jonathan returns to office May 29, 2015.
Ameh also denied that the party was being blackmailed, bribed or pressurized to adopt Jonathan, saying that the president’s adoption was based on merit. He explained “We adopted President Jonathan in line with the spirit of progressive continuity.”
He said that members of the party were unanimous in their stance to back Jonathan in the interest of sustaining democratic and national development.
Ameh explained that “the party’s declaration of support for Jonathan’ re-election on March 28, was based on merit as the decision was taken after considering the level of development strides, the Transformation Agenda this administration has brought to bear on the lives of our people."