2015: AD adopts Jonathan, suspends scribe

President Goodluck Jona­than has received the nod of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), as its presidential flag bearer in the forthcoming election slated for March 28, 2015. This was an­nounced on Tuesday, in Lagos, by the party’s National Chairman, Chief Mojisola Akinfenwa ,at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

The party added that it had suspended its former National Secretary, Rafiu Salau, stating that the NEC ratified the report of the disciplinary committee that found Salau guilty of anti-party activities.

Akinfenwa said that with the adoption of Jonathan, the AD party’s machinery and struc­tures across the country would be made available for the presi­dent’s use.

He said: “Our decision to en­dorse Dr. Goodluck Jonathan did not come easy. We had to critical­ly compare his record with that of General Buhari and we can affirm that Jonathan has demon­strated beyond reasonable doubt that he is a true democrat.”

While stressing that it did not see the candidate of the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC), Gen­eral Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), as a patriotic, detribalized North­erner, the party said the opposi­tion party cannot change the tide of the country because its lead­ers has no moral conscience.

“We are alarmed at the speed at which Buhari’s quest to be­come president of Nigeria has almost turned from extremism to fanaticism and to the extent that when he contested in 2011, Nige­rians rejected him.

“If Buhari becomes the presi­dent of this country, God forbid, it will facilitate Tinubu’s quest to conquer and acquire Nigeria as he did in Lagos and this may be the end of true democracy in Nigeria,” Akinfenwa said.

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