The State Governors who left the ruling Peoples Democratic Party
last year to form the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) before
finally merging with the All Progressives Congress (APC) have vowed to
abort the second term ambition of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“We have noted President Jonathan’s claim made last Thursday at the
National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP in the federal
capital, to the effect that PDP is not missing us, as well as his
boast that some of us cannot win even our wards during elections,” the
ex-PDP Governors said in a statement issued today in Port Harcourt by
former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct nPDP, Chief Eze
The former PDP Governors described Jonathan’s claims as “both shocking
and ridiculous considering that he wouldn’t have been President today
if not for our sacrifices which ensured that he won both the PDP
Presidential Primaries and the 2011 presidential election.”
Eze cited Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rives State as an
example. “It is on record that Rivers State under Amaechi’s watch made
Jonathan’s presidency possible by delivering over two million votes in
his favour during the 2011 presidential polls. For the same Dr.
Jonathan to turn around, only three years down the line, to describe
Governor Amaechi as a political lightweight who cannot win his ward
speaks volumes about how ungrateful and uncharitable a man he is,”
Chief Eze said.