PDP Apologises To North For Fielding Jonathan

imageThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has apologised to Northern leaders for not giving the region the party’s presidential ticket in the March/April 2015 general elections.

The party also apologised to all Nigerians whom it stepped on their toes during its 16 years of governance at the federal level, saying it is repositioning to bounce back in 2019 and deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, chairman of PDP national conference organising committee, Chief Raymond Dokpesi said the PDP had made a lot of mistakes in the past but that the first fundamental mistake was the jettisoning in 2011, the power shift pact within the party.

Dokpesi who is leading a 53-member committee said President Umaru Musa Ya’adua had died while in power and instead of the PDP to allow a Northerner to complete his tenure, the party fielded former President Goodluck Jonathan, from the South, who was acting President, as its presidential candidate in 2011.

Dokpesi also argued that in 2015 when it was expected that the party would field a Northern candidate, party leaders unanimously adopted Jonathan as the sole Presidential candidate, leading to the party’s defeat at the elections.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *