9 Presidential Candidates May Step Down To Support Jonathan


Nine of the 14 candidates cleared by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential election have begun crucial talks with the Candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Goodluck Jonathan, on the possibility of stepping down for him.

The collaboration meeting is being anchored on behalf of Jonathan by the National Unity Group (NUG), one the support groups canvassing for his re-election, reports Nigerian Tribune.

Though the identities of the candidates and their political parties remain unknown, it was gathered that the meeting held in Abuja, was adjourned till today for the candidates to brief their different political parties.

After today’s final meeting, the nine candidates will make their decisions to step down from the race and team up with President Jonathan, reports Nigerian Tribune, citing a competent source at the meeting.

National Secretary of NUG, who is also the National Vice-Chairman of the PDP (South-South), Dr Cairo Ojougboh, confirmed the development on Saturday. According to him, the meeting with the nine presidential candidates was with the aim of collaborating with President Jonathan and it was cordial and fruitful.

“We are still incubating the process. What has happened today is very encouraging. We made appreciable progress. They have gone back to discuss with their political parties. The core of the meeting is collaboration for the unity and progress of the country.

“For now, it will not be proper to start naming the nine candidates involved.”


  1. Yeye Jonathan with yeye tricks. U sponsors dem 2 pick d presidential ticket 4 dem 2 step down 4 u. All dos nine sponsor candidates votes can nt win a councillor’s seat 4 u. Whatever evil plan u plan u are a goner already, let #GMB take over nd take us 2 promise land.

  2. The nine so-called candidates can produce only nine votes and that is their individual votes as no single Nigerian will vote for them. The only two contenders to the presidency are APC’s GMB and PDP’s GEJ. The rest are pretenders and we know they will come and say they are supporting GEJ who holds the nation’s purse in his hands and can reward them handsomely with our moneys afterall it is what they seek in the first place so we are not surprised. Most of them have honour of shaking the hands of GMB and GEJ during the peace meeting Abuja which is a rare privilege for Nigerians. The clear message is that even if all the pretenders queue behind GEJ, it won’t stop the decisions of Nigerians to vote out GEJ afterall we are in FeBuhari already

  3. In God we trust. GEJ till 2019. This is good news, at least God is beginning to open the eyes of many Nigerian to distincguish btw light GEJ and darkness Buhari. Glory to God most high.

  4. Whether u like am or u no like am d tin be say GEJ Na im be d President 2015. So followers of APC take note bcos u most summit in. God don do am.


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