President to pick form thursday
Party rakes in billions of naira from sales of formsPresident Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national secretariat pick his re-election nomination form.
Already, it has emerged that governors on the platform of the party, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) and other well-wishers have paid the sum of N98.66 million for Jonathan’s nomination and Expression of Interest forms.
The president’s spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, made the disclosures while briefing State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja.
Abati said the money was received by his boss as donations from Nigerians to assist him pay the required N22 million presidential nomination fee and Expression of Interest form.
He noted that the president expressed gratitude to all the persons, groups and communities that donated as well as those who made pledges to assist him in paying the required fees.
He quoted the president as thanking all Nigerians, members of the PDP, friends, associates and all groups who, in sincere appreciation of the achievements of the administration in the last four years, have been urging him to seek a second term in office.
The president’s spokesman said Jonathan acknowledged and accepted with immense gratitude, the following donations and pledges that he had received from a broad section of Nigerians: Mr. Kennedy Ikenna Odoeme, N5,000; Mr. Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi, N10,000; PDP governors, N22 million; TAN, N22 million; Ogbia Local Government Area stakeholders, Bayelsa State, N5 million; Otuoke community stakeholders, N2 million; Brass Local Government Area stakeholders, Bayelsa State, N50,000; Bayelsa State PDP stakeholders, N5 million; Northern Youths Forum, N2 million; Central Market Traders Union, Kaduna State, N1 million; PDP stakeholders, Zaria Local Government Area, N500,000; PDP stakeholders, Yobe State, N500,000.
Source – THISDAY LIVE