The Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos Chapter, has distanced itself from a suit filed by its member, Adejumo Agbaje, challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to stand in 2015 presidential poll. Agbaje and others approached the Federal High Court seeking a clarification on the president's suitability in the suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/662/2014. In a statement issued today, Sunday, Lagos PDP Publicity Secretary, Taofeek Gani, exonerated the party, stating that the litigant was merely "representing his own interest."
Gani said: "He is (Adejumo) definitely on a frolic of his own probably to gain media attention or for pecuniary interest. Jonathan has achieved well enough to guarantee the success of the PDP at the coming presidential election...We reiterate our conviction in the ability of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to win the presidential election.
We condemn any subterranean move to blackmail our chapter (Lagos PDP) against Mr President. Our support for Mr President is untainted and irrevocable.”
The chapter said it understood the right to aspire to office of any Nigeria and reiterated their support for President Jonathan.