Why Goodluck Jonathan Will Not Contest In 2019 Elections- Chief Ebenezer Babatope
After presiding over the affair of Nigeria for six years and recently lost the seat of power to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, President Goodluck Jonathan may never contest for Presidency again.
A member, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Ebenezer Babatope disclosed this recently.
He gave the reasons that the power party would shop for a strong Hausa/Fulani candidate to run against the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2019.
Babatope, who is also a member of the party's elders' caucus, described the outgoing President as a leader, who had done his best in uplifting the nation's democracy, adding that Nigeria would forever remember Jonathan as a committed leader who kept the nation as one despite several challenges.
“The people of the South-South have the right to present a candidate for the election, I'm sure the President will not contest; He will lead us to against the All Progressives Congress.
The President has set himself apart as a great Nigerian leader, who is committed to seeing Nigeria blossom into a great democracy. He has laid a solid foundation for the nation's democracy and he would forever be remembered. The President will not contest the 2019 presidential election. The PDP will look for a strong Hausa/Fulani presidential candidate to contest against Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
We have a strong presence in the South-South, South-East and we have two governors in the South-West. We are going to slug it out together in the North in 2019. We are going to flush out the APC in 2019 because we are going to correct our mistakes and take back the central government,” he stated.
Expressing himself further, the former Minister of Transport said PDP's National Executive Council, the BoT and Elders' Caucus would meet soon in Abuja to assess the outcome of the general elections.