The South-West group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term of office in 2015.
The party which held it’s meeting in Lagos chose former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as its grand patron and 20 other patrons
The patrons listed at parley were Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, Chief Tunde Osunrinde, Senator Bode Olajumoke, Chief Olabode George, Senator Awoyelu, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, Chief Rasheed Williams, Alhaji Jubril Martins Kuye, Chief Alani Bankole, Chief (Mrs) Mobolaji Osomo, Mrs Aduke Maina, Chief Yinka Omilani, Chief Ebenezer Babatope and Professor Tunde Adeniran.
The South-West caucus, under the chairmanship of Chief Ishola Filani, while taking the decision, said it unanimously passed a vote of confidence in the transformation agenda of President Jonathan, the leadership roles of the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), the zonal caretaker committee and the state executives.
A communiqué issued at the end of the parley, said the decision was reached “after carefully X-raying the leadership qualities and transformation efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan, and in view of the fact that he is constitutionally qualified to seek re-election.”
The party commended Jonathan on the measures so far taken in combating the current security challenges in the country, just as it said “it appreciates the appointments made so far in the South-West by the president,” though it pleaded that further appointments be routed through the party.