15th September, 2014
All is set for a crucial, carnival-like meeting of all groups campaigning for re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The groups which includes the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and top officials of the presidency will convene in Abuja tomorrow.
The event tagged ‘National Summit for Goodluck Support Groups’, which is being coordinated by Professor Ahmed Rufai Alkali, special adviser to the President on Political Affairs is believed to be a precursor to formal declaration of Jonathan for 2015 presidential race schedule to take place in few weeks time.
Alkali told journalists last week that the event is a unique and rare opportunity to experience an outpour of love by Nigerians from all walks of life for President Jonathan.
“This National Summit, which is a celebration of the core values that bind all Nigerians as one people, united for peace, stability and progress of our dear country shall take place on Tuesday, September 16, at the Eagles Square, Abuja from 10.00am,” he said.
At least 10 members from each of the 8000 groups already campaigning for Jonathan ahead of the declaration are billed to attend the ceremony billed hold at the popular Eagle Square.
Chieftains of PDP that will speak at the event includes, former Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana; PDP national chairman, Adamu Mu’azu; Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio; former PDP chairman, Ahmadu Ali; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani.
Also expected to speak are Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim; Senate Majority Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba and former PDP acting national chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed. PDP members in the two chambers of the National Assembly are also expected to speak at the event.
Members of PDP National Executive Committee, Board of Trustees members, PDP governors and members of the Federal Executive Council are expected to use the occasion to call on Jonathan to declare his 2015 ambition while also listing his various achievements to convince Nigerians why the President should be given another term of office.
Governor Akpabio will deliver a keynote address at the event.
Chief Ahmadu Ali, former national chairman of PDP is expected to chair the event, while Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, the incumbent Chairman of the party is the Special Guest of Honour.