Jonathan: I Haven’t Declared Interest in 2015 Presidential Poll

President Goodluck Jonathan has told an Abuja High Court that even though he is currently doing his first term of four years in office as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as provided by the 1999 Constitution he has not indicated or announced anywhere that he would be contesting for the presidential elections in 2015. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Cyriacus Njoku, had on March 20 filed a suit before an Abuja High Court asking it to stop Jonathan from contesting the 2015 presidential election on the ground that he was already in his second term in office.

The suit followed a declaration by the president in the first week of March this year that he was serving his first term in office. The applicant is, however, claiming that Jonathan is running a second term in office and cannot be a candidate in 2015. He also said the president cannot swear to an Oath of Office thrice in the light of Section 137(1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution.


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