The ruling Peoples Democratic Party on Monday invited the opposition to free, fair and peaceful contest in 2015.
It also said it had done well for the country in the last 15 years since the country returned to democratic rule.
The party, therefore, said the declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election, which holds at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Tuesday, was an immeasurable boost to the collective aspiration of millions of members of the party for the greatness of Nigeria through the continuity of the quiet, all-sector transformation of the nation.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated this in a statement in Abuja.
“The champion, the best of them all is on the stage”, Metuh said and therefore, invited the opposition to what he described as “a free, fair and non-violent contest”.
The PDP spokesman said the unanimous endorsement of President Jonathan for a second term by the party, was a decision anchored firmly on the overriding necessity for an unmitigated protection of the national interest against the backdrop of sectional and selfish machinations emanating from the ranks of the opposition.
He further said the acceptance of the offer made to Jonathan by the party after weeks of wide consultation and deep thought for national service, was a significant fresh assurance of better days ahead from a President who he said was known for working more than he talks.