ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan will pick the PDP nomination form for the 2015 presidential elections on Thursday, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said on Wednesday in Abuja.
Briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abati also announced the receipt of a total sum of N98.17 million in donations from the president’s supporters.
“President Goodluck Jonathan will tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 30, pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 Presidential elections.
“President Jonathan thanks all Nigerians, members of the PDP, friends, associates, and all groups who in sincere appreciation of the achievements of the administration in the last four years, have been urging him to seek a second term in office.
“President Jonathan is greatly encouraged by the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill and support, as well as the confidence of the generality of Nigerians in his ability to continue to transform the country for the good of all of its people.
“President Jonathan is also grateful to all the persons, groups and communities who have sent donations, and made pledges to assist him to pay the required N22 million for the PDP Presidential Nomination Fee and Expression of Interest Form.“
Abati acknowledged the receipts of the donations, which he said, came from individuals and organisations from all parts of the country.
The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) and the PDP governors donated the highest amount of N22million each.
According to Abati, the president assured the donors that he would continue to do his “utmost best at all times to fully justify the great confidence they have placed in his leadership“.
“He acknowledges and accepts with immense gratitude, the following donations and pledges that he has received from a broad spectrum of Nigerians:
“Mr Kennedy Odoeme (N5,000); Mr Ezemagu Nnamdi (N10,000); PDP Governors (N22m); Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (N22m); Ogbia LGA Stakeholders, Bayelsa State (N5m); Otuoke Community Stakeholders (N2m).
“Brass LGA Stakeholders, Bayelsa State (N50, 000), Bayelsa State PDP Stakeholders (N5m), Northern Youths Forum (N2m); Central Market Traders Union, Kaduna State (N1m).
“PDP Stakeholders, Zaria LGA (N500,000); PDP Stakeholders, Yobe State (N500,000); PDP Stakeholders, Kaduna State (N2m); Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (N5m); the Goodluck Support Group, Gombe State (N1m).
“Adamawa State PDP Stakeholders (N3m); Ebonyi State PDP Stakeholders (N2m); Kogi State PDP Stakeholders (N5m); Rivers State PDP Stakeholders (N5m); the 2015 Project (N1m).
“Team Goodluck, Ondo North Senatorial District (N5m); Middle Belt PDP Women Support Group for GEJ 2015 (N500,000); King David Generation Foundation, Jos (N200,000)
“Behwong Weneng Yere Duk, Jos (N200,000); Redemption 3 Youth Organisation, Plateau State (N500,000); Plateau State Indigenes Association, Abuja (N30,000).
“Gombe Youth United for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 2015 (N500,000); Gombe Youth Vanguard for PDP (N500,000); Yamahu/Deba Goodluck Support Group (N200,000).
“Coalition of Gombe Support Groups for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (N2m); Hinna Youth Coalition for Goodluck (N500,000); Nigerian Women Pray for Jonathan (N1m); National Association of Widows (N100,000).
“National Council of Women Societies (N500,000); Female members of the PDP Board of Trustees (N500,000); Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities (N100,000); National Association of Market Women (N500,000); and Community Awareness and Development Network (N1m).
“President Jonathan assures the donors that he will continue to do his utmost best at all times to fully justify the great confidence they have placed in his leadership.“