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Clark Urges PDP to Ignore Petitions against Jonathan’s Endorsement

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Ijaw leader and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday urged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ignore the petitions written against the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole presidential candidate for the February 14, 2015, presidential election.

A former PDP presidential aspirant from Adamawa State, Umar Ardo, had sent a petition to the PDP leadership urging it to reverse the endorsement of Jonathan because of what he described as “its obvious illegality.”

Ardo had also contended that Jonathan was not fit to seek re-election because he had been sworn in as president twice in the past, adding that: “If the president contests and wins another four-year term in 2015, he would have self-succeeded himself as president for a cumulative period of nine years and 23 days”

But Clark, in an open letter addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji  Adamu Mu’azu, titled: ‘Umar Ardo’s false representation of law and facts bears no relevance to President Jonathan’s re-election in 2015,’ called on all organs of the party to ignore the petition.

He said: “The PDP national chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, the NWC, PDP Governors’ Forum, stakeholders and the public should discountenance Ardo’s letter because it is ill-motivated and sponsored by PDP detractors who mean harm and would stop at nothing to heat up the polity unnecessarily and in fact even derail our growing democracy.

“For a man who claims to be a PDP stakeholder to deliberately throw spanner in the works showcases him more like an evil wind that blows no one any good.  Ardo is sounding the trumpet of detractors, who are bent on aborting the baby, just before the hour of delivery.

“At this point, what is required of every PDP stakeholder is a comeraderie bonding of fellowship that will see our great party to victory in the 2015 general election.

“All stakeholders must therefore close ranks and work assiduously to move the party to its zenith and era glory,” Clark added.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 5 Years ago

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