Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday formally endorsed the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for next year’s presidential elections.
Speaking when the Delta State Governor, Okowa visited him, Jonathan described the PDP’s politician and medical doctor as Nigeria’s ‘incoming vice president’.
While pulling Okowa from his seat, the former president who was seen holding a plate of kola nuts and praying for his guests, asked God to grant his visitor “acceptability”.
“We pray that this kola nut being presented to all of us will give us more energy, more acceptability and more success in all our endeavours. Especially for those who want to represent us from next year,” he stated.
Turning to Okowa, he added: “ (This is) for our incoming vice president, who has spent his two terms as governor and needs to move (up). “
Also present during the event were Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, former Governor Boni Haruna, ex-Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, House of Representatives member , Ndudi Elumelu, among others.
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