Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday
boasted that 100 political parties put together can never defeat the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015 presidential election.
Thursday aspirations of some politicians to the most exalted position
in the land may have been dashed as the PDP through the National Women’s
Leader, Dr. Kema Chikwe disclosed that as a party, it will bring out
President Goodluck Jonathan to contest for the position in 2015.
Both Dame Patience Jonathan and Chikwe spoke at the presentation of “PDP Women in power” calendar 2013 in Abuja.
a member of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party explained
that with President Jonathan coming out as the party’s candidate in
2015, it would increase women participation in politics by 50 percent.
said: “We are even more confident that when President Goodluck Jonathan
returns in 2015, women would be talking about 50 percent, no longer 35
percent. As we give him unequivocal, undiluted, unreserved and unlimited
support and as we march with him to 2015, PDP women will reach the
The national women’s leader while emphasising the
position of PDP, however urged the Secretary to the Government of the
Federation, Pius Anyim, who represented President Jonathan at the
occasion to tell the President that PDP women were behind him.