PDP gives incumbent governors automatic tickets to re-contest their position in 2015

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced automatic tickets for its governors seeking second terms in office.

The offer means the governors will have to refuse to run before other candidates are considered.

The only PDP governor seeking a second term is Ibrahim Dakwambo of Gombe State.

While the governors of Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa States may be seeking re-election, they will be starting their first term as they merely completed the terms of their former governors.

It also emerged Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan was only publicly endorsed as the sole candidate of the party after he had been given the right of first refusal.

Adamu Mu’azu, the PDP National Chairman said Thursday that the party leadership had decided to give automatic tickets to state governors running for second term, who had performed creditably well, to re-contest their position in 2015.

According to him, the governors will be given the right of first refusal.

Mr. Muazu spoke when the president obtained his nomination forms at the party office in Abuja on Thursday.