By Olaolu Bilau
Ahead of the March 28 presidential election, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Prince Kelvin Allagoa, has stepped down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, President Goodluck Jonathan.
Allagoa, who is among the 16 presidential candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), attributed his change of heart to the love of the country and his desire to make President Jonathan continue with his transformation agenda, which, according to him, had been yielding dividends across the length and breadth of the country.
In a statement jointly signed by the National Chairman of the PPN, Alhaji Lawal Adamu, and National Secretary, Hon Razak Eyiowuawi, the duo said, “We want a Nigeria that is not just about change of personality but the constitution, thoughts and structures that will develop our great nation”.
The statement read further: “We believe our Nigeria deserves a new public order. A difference from the old militarized mind to a civil thought and social values. We believe we need continuous reorganization and restructuring and opening of hidden potentials”.
PPN won a seat in the House of Representatives and three seats in Ogun State House of Assembly in 2011 general election.
The party also said it adopted Jonathan because of its positive assessment of the spate of agricultural transformation, educational rejuvenation, infrastructural development and massive youth development.