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.