2015: Jonathan Consults With PDP NWC, NASS Leadership, Sets Up Liaison C’ttee

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President Goodluck Jonathan today met with the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including those of the two chambers of the National Assembly ahead of his eventual declaration for the 2015 presidential race.
Sources at the meeting which also had in attendance, the ministers said Jonathan underscore the need to project all the gains of its administrations, saying the PDP led government has done a lot in delivering on most of its promises to Nigerians even as he urged for greater cooperation with the legislature.
 
National Publicity Secretary of the party Olisa Metuh, told journalists that the meeting was to promote cooperation on the transformation agenda of the ruling party. 

Metuh explained that the focus was to ensure synergy among the executive, the legislature and the party in order to promote and publicize the achievements of the transformation agenda of the government.

“There was a meeting between FEC members, the NWC members and the leadership of the National Assembly PDP caucus.

“The meeting discussed a lot of issues, the most important issues being the interface between the executive, the legislature and the party with a view to promoting and publicizing the ideals of the achievements of the transformation agenda of the government and to ensure that we continue to gain the confidence of Nigerians.

“The PDP being the only party that promotes the unity and progress of Nigeria, that covers all national interest… we want to ensure that our people will continue to have faith in the party. The meeting set up a small committee to continue to dialogue and promote these ideals”.

On the forth-coming by-elections in Adamawa, Metuh retorted: “The issue of Adamawa is an exclusive preserve of the NWC and the gathering is unknown to the constitution of the party to discuss such matters.”

He said the issue of resignation of ministers with political ambition to contest the by-election was not also discussed as speculated.

“I think its either because we have not brought out our guidelines. You cannot tell people to resign except when the guidelines are out. So when the guidelines come out then we can now discuss such issues, adding that the guidelines would be out very soon.

When reminded that the party had only next month to conclude, he said, “You know we have a regulatory body that takes care of such issues, we have INEC and we are waiting, we will not want to run fowl of the law, very soon, we will bring out our guidelines.

“And on the issue of Adamawa State, it is exclusively the preserve of the National Working Committee to discuss such matters”, he said.