The Director General of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organization, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, says the apex Fulani socio-cultural group – Miyyetti Allah, the Yoruba socio cultural groups – Afenifere, and Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, have all endorsed the re-election bid of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ali said this at the campaign rally of the PDP on Saturday in Kaduna.
“We should tell ourselves the truth, Miyetti Allah, Afenifere and OPC have endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election”.
The former PDP national chairman advised the North to start grooming a non-dictatorial leader, who is between the ages of 40-50, to take over from Mr. Jonathan in 2019.
“I want to tell my fellow Northerners to start grooming a 40-50 year-old candidate that President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over power to in 2019 and not a dictatorial leader who attempted to kidnap my friend late Umaru Dikko. Is that the person you want to vote for? God forbid!” Mr. Ali said.
The Senator representing Kaduna North and former governor of the state, Ahmed Makarfi, in his remarks, said the PDP “will use our power of persuasion to ensure that, PDP is voted on the 14th and 28th of this month.
“I assure you that by this persuasion and consultations by the Vice President, the governor, many stakeholders and I will deliver Kaduna state to PDP”, he added.