FAR from the position of the Bamanga Tukur’s group, the Alhaji Abubakar Baraje-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has not reached any agreement with President Goodluck Jonathan on re-election in 2015.
The National Publicity Secretary of the Baraje’s group, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, Wednesday urged Nigerians to ignore all reports that had been published to create the impression that the group had reached accord with Jonathan on 2015.
In a statement he issued in Abuja, he advised “Nigerians to ignore the issue of lies and propaganda on the outcome of our meeting with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Presidential Villa last Sunday, September 15, 2013.”
He continued: “We wish to specifically urge Nigerians and our supporters to ignore all claims that we have accepted that President Jonathan should contest the 2015 presidential election and that most of our demands are being met.
“The fact of the case is that no agreement has been reached on any of the issues we tabled before the President and until we see results, Nigerians should ignore the present efforts by the Tukur camp to deceive them.”
He added: “On whether President Jonathan should contest the 2015 presidential election or not, we wish to say that we have a mechanism and system of electing our standard-bearers for any election and until the time to choose the party’s presidential standard-bearer comes, any speculation on this is just a mere academic exercise.”