Governors and leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, South-South zone, on Tuesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in 2015 general election.
The endorsement of President Jonathan for the 2015 election was the highpoint of a stakeholders’ meeting convened by the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mua’zu, as part of his zonal tour of the South-South.
The leaders of the region in a communiqué read at the end of the meeting by former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, hinged their endorsement of the president’s re-election on the giant strides recorded by his administration in all facets of Nigeria’s economy.
The communiqué reads: “We acknowledge the giant strides of Mr. President in the area of education, agriculture, health, tourism, re-invention of the railway systems, roads and other infrastructural development across the country. It is also notable that there is tremendous focus on economic empowerment of Nigerians.
“In view of his (President) doggedness in pursuing his transformation agenda for Nigeria, the South-South is in full support of President Jonathan’s administration. We therefore, endorse Mr. President for the forthcoming 2015 presidential election so as to continue his transformation agenda which transcends across all spheres of our lives”.
The communiqué was signed by Governors Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) Liyel Imoke (Cross River) and Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta State).