BY AUGUSTINE AMINU
A former minister of defence and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Integration Committee in North Central Zone, Dr Bello Haliru Mohammed has attributed his motion at the recent National Executive Council, (NEC) meeting of the PDP to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as president in 2015 to the record of achievements of his administration in the past few years.
Mohammed, who spoke in Makurdi, the Benue State capital at the weekend at a meeting with PDP chieftains, said since the constitution provides for two terms, the president and his deputy, Arch Namadi Sambo “should be allowed to go for another term.
“You see, what we did at the national executive council is to say we have achieved a lot. The ticket which we presented has achieved. So, how can we break a winning team? We have Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi ticket; they came and they are working. Nigerians are happy, PDP is happy. Why would we want to go to the path of primaries? We said since the president has completed one term and the constitution provides two terms for him, we said it is better to adopt him and Sambo”, Mohammed said.
He lauded the speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Barr Terhile Ayua for moving another motion to adopt the president to continue in office in 2015. The motion was seconded by Hon Mike Iduma, a one” time PDP chairman in the state.
Mohammed who was an acting national chairman of PDP and presently a member of the party’s BOT hailed members of the party for the endorsement, saying it became imperative for the party to honour President Goodluck Jonathan.