2015: PDP Yet To Decide On Jonathan’s Fate – Babatope

Indication has emerged that the fate of President Goodluck Jonathan on his second term bid is hanging in the balance, as the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, is yet to decide on who will fly the flag in 2015.












A member of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, yesterday, in Abeokuta, hinted  that  it is not yet Uhuru for Jonathan to be re-elected as president of the country on the party’s platform.

Babatope, who was fielding questions from newsmen on issues affecting the party, said the apex cadre in the party has not started discussing whether Jonathan would be given the ticket again or not.

He said: ”I am a member of the  Board of Trustee of PDP, we have not started discussing on what will happen in 2015.

“The future is not in our hands, the future is in the hands of God. For those who are saying it are politicians. When we come out, Nigeria is going to respect our position.”

Babatope, who hails from the same town with Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, however, explained the reason why PDP would continue to criticise Aregbesola and his party, Action Congress of Nigeria, AC N, on their programmes.

He vowed that PDP would not relent on taking ACN and its governor  up until it reclaims the state from the party.

He said: ”PDP will not leave him alone, because the same thing was done to us by ACN. Why must we leave him alone? We must continue to fight and fight, that is what PDP is doing in Osun State. In  2014, we will take over the state from ACN.”

On the insecurity in the country, the PDP chieftain urged the Federal Government to tackle unemployment among the youths in the country.

He said: “We must address the unemployment of our youths. We should not allow our vibrant youths who are educated to remain unemployed.”