Nigerian Ruling Party Governors Back Jonathan as Candidate

Dec. 17 (Codewit) — Governors of 20 of Nigeria’s 36 states controlled by the ruling People’s Democratic Party, or PDP, have declared support for President Goodluck Jonathan to emerge the presidential candidate in party primary elections set for Jan. 13.

Jonathan has the support of the governors to “contest the 2011 election as the PDP presidential candidate” and hold power “for a period of four years only” if he wins, the governors said in a statement handed to reporters after a meeting yesterday in Abuja, the capital.

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