2015: PDP Northwest Endorses Jonathan as Sambo Calls Decamped Members To Return

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VP Sambo calls for defecting Members to return to Party's Fold as the PDP

North-West Stakeholders Endorse President Jonathan.

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has called on aggrieved members of

the People's Democratic Party who left to listen to the voice of reason

and return to the Party's fold.
He made this call today in Kaduna at the PDP North-West Zone stakeholders

He added “There is a popular adage which has it that even the teeth and

the tongue do sometimes disagree. It should be acknowledged that there is

no alternative to the People's Democratic Party. As the largest party in

Africa, it is good enough to accommodate all and sundry.”

Arc Namadi Sambo Sambo also noted the significant rise in the party's

membership across country stating “The Party has been receiving mass

decampees from the opposition swelling its membership across the nation.

Prominent personalities from Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano,

Jigawa and others states have joined our party along with their numerous

supporters. This is a testimony of the acceptability of the party by

greater majority of the people based on the party's past and current

The Vice President also stated that the PDP was a party which thrives in

the promotion of democracy and that the stakeholders meeting was aimed at

strategizing ahead just as democracy has taken its firm root in the

country. Adding ” this zone, which is the largest in terms of number of

states, has placed on our shoulder the challenge of holding regular

meetings and consultations so as to remain ahead of others at all times.”

He called on  the members to develop more concrete and pragmatic ways that

would consolidate the strength of the Party and be unified in their quest

to strengthen “a Party that has made its mark and improved the lives and

well-being of our citizens.”
Also in his remarks, the PDP North-West Chairman Amb. Ibrahim Kazaure

stated that the meeting was convened to discuss matters that are germane

to strengthening the party towards positioning it for greater successes

“It is gladdening  to note the eminent personalities that have graced this

occasion. This is a testimony of the deep commitment of our party's

faithful to the growth and development of our great party. It is also a

sign of our desire to ensure that we develop new ideas, initiatives and

innovations that will further solidify the party and move it to the next

level.” He added.
Governor Sa'idu Dakingari of Kebbi state, who spoke on behalf of PDP

governors in the North West zone  promised the national chairman of the

party of delivering all the States in the region to PDP. Dakingari

described the Northwest as the most politically sophisticated region in

the country and the largest in terms of voting population “with about 28%

of the total votes in the country “
At the end of the meeting  a communique was read, which was unanimously

adopted by stakeholders of the party  in the North West zone urging

President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2015 Presidential election.

The communique, which was read by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Amb

Aminu Wali rolled out the achievements of Jonathan Administration in

Nigeria's socio economic and political landscape particularly in the North

West Zone noting the giant strides the administration has made in the

areas of agriculture, healthcare, aviation, transportation, education and

employment creation.
The communique in part reads “Having carefully considered the steady and

stable progress of our nation under the able leadership of Dr Goodluck

Jonathan the stakeholders of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the

North-West zone having in mind the monumental strides attained by this

administration, have resolved to urge Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to

declare for President in the forthcoming 2015 elections so as to continue

the good works he started in nation building. We ask for nothing less.

Consequently, we respectfully call on the National Chairman of our party,

the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to convey this resolution and

unanimous declaration of the entire leadership and membership of the PDP

in the North-West zone to His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to

render himself for continued service to the nation.

In his remarks, the PDP national chairman Adamu Mu'azu expressed his

delight  for the strong interest the members exhibited for the party and

assured them that PDP was the party to beat as it has withstood the tides

of all times. While stating that the party has achieved a lot and that it

is time the party beats her own drums, he promised to convey the outcome

of their meeting to the president.
“As an observer, I promised to communicate the communique to the

president. He stated
The meeting was attended by Governor Sa'du Dakingari of Kebbi State and

his Kaduna state counterpart Ramalan Yero, the deputy governors of Sokoto,

Jigawa and Katsina states, PDP senators from the zone, PDP members of

House of Representatives from the Zone, Party Stalwarts and several other

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