Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have given three conditions to back President Goodluck Jonathan’s yet-unannounced re-election bid. The conditions are:
•allowing outgoing governors to choose their successors;
•automatic second term tickets for those running first term in office; and
•automatic senatorial seats for governors aspiring to be in the Senate.
Although Jonathan is set to emerge the sole presidential candidate of the PDP, all is not well within the party on how to meet the demands of the governors, a source told The Nation. Some of the governors are threatening protest votes in their states if they are not allowed to have their way. PDP National Chairman Adamu Muazu is said to be battling to manage the situation. Muazu, who is opposed to automatic tickets, has to devise means of accommodating the agitation of the governors, a source said.Of the 36 states, PDP has 18 governors. APC has 16 governors. APGA and Labour Party have one apiece.