Why PDP must win the Presidency in 2019 – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must win the 2019 presidential election.

Speaking on Tuesday when he received Raymond Dokpesi, an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, at his residence in Abuja, Jonathan warned members of the party not to make the mistake of making wrong choice of national working committee (NWC) at the December convention.

He said the party could not afford to make mistake in choosing its next national chairman and publicity secretary, describing them as “very delicate positions’’.

“This time around we need a very courageous and vocal person to be the chairman,” he said.

“There are two positions that we must not make mistake on – the positions of the national chairman and that of the national publicity secretary, because I have worn the shoes before and I know where it pinches.

“If we make a mistake as a party and elect wrong chairman and publicity secretary, we are finished,” Jonathan said.

He said PDP at this moment, needed a courageous chairman, who in the face of persecution, would remain courageous to protect the party’s interest and defend democracy.

“We need a very competent person and a team player, somebody who will not negotiate to get money from the aspirants to make them candidates.

“If you do that, you have destroyed the party because a party must come up with programmes and policies that will elect the best of the best.

“If you present the best material, the chances of your wining election are stronger than when you present a wrong material.

“We need such kind of chairman that will galvanise the national committee and also link up with state committees and do the best for the party.

“This is key so that by 2019 when we go for the general elections, PDP will have the majority in the states and national assemblies and of course, PDP must win the presidency.”

Jonathan, who said that the December convention would be keenly contested, urged chairmanship aspirants to see the exercise as a family affair.

“Whatever comes out, as faithful loyalists of the party, you should accept it. So, whoever is going to contest should have that in mind,” he said.

“Recently, I read that you met with one of the aspirants; that is a good spirit; no victor no vanquished. The winner must be PDP and not an individual.”

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  1. GEJ has made ”POLLUTED DECAYING PARTY” PDP. A regional party. EX.PRES.BABA OBJ, said He must never go back to his vomit again. Meaning that the the Umbrella which BABA OBJ has torned beyond repair in 2014 still remains unamended. GEJ,PDP represents looting spree- Imagine the questionable manpowers within PDP fold that are potential KUJE PRISON BOUND on or after 2019..FFK, WIKE, FAYOSE, MADAM GEJ,etc,etc, 2019 election must be between UNREPENTANT LOOTERS THAT HAS OVER 100 SKELETONS IN EFCC LOCKER,EG. WIKE, FAYOSE, MADAM GEJ, VS APC.. My fellow country men and women, BEWARE OF GREEK GIFT IN EXCHANGE FOR UNTIMELY DEATH OR JAIL. 2019 GONNA BE 2 HORSE RACE BETWEEN, LOOTERS WHICH GEJ REPRESENTS VS APC.

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