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Adoption of Jonathan as sole candidate killed PDP – BOT chairman


Acting Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] Board of Trustees, Dr. Bello Mohammed

The Acting Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] Board of Trustees, Dr. Bello Mohammed, has disclosed adoption of Jonathan as sole candidate of the Party

‎in the 2015 presidential election destroyed the party.

[Photo: Acting Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] Board of Trustees, Dr. Bello Mohammed]

However, it was Mohammed, who moved the motion for the adoption of Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of the party during the last presidential election.

His motion was seconded by a former Governor of Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo.

Mohammed and other leaders of the party brushed aside every effort made to allow other presidential aspirants to contest the party’s presidential primary with the former President.

But Mohammed said in the statement on Wednesday, “When the founding fathers formed the party in 1998, they established the principle of justice and equity, whereby, power resided with the people, who could decide who became what at any point in time.‎

“But overtime, the party swerved away and breached the principle thereby disrupting its internal democracy.

“When in 2011, the party abandoned its zoning formula, the party dealt itself a major blow because that action served the first notice that it had disconnected with the masses. So, we must go back to the culture of zoning and rotation of offices.

 “The PDP remains the only true national party in the country with its flag in all nooks and crannies, whose members are assured that they can always aspire to any available position as long as zoning and rotation hold sway as a cardinal policy of the party.”

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