The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate for the March 28 election.
Jonathan, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier been adopted by some other political parties, including the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN). Addressing a press conference in Lagos, the NNPP National Chairman, Dr Boniface Aniebonam said the NNPP, which is currently fielding candidates for various positions in 23 out of the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, decided to adopt President Jonathan "so as not to truncate what the President has started." The NNPP leader added: "Jonathan is a man who talks less and does more. He is known for humility. If the President did not have God behind him, a lot of things would have gone wrong in this country. "We took critical looks at the various presidential candidates and decided to present Jonathan. We urge Nigerians to vote for the current administration for continuity. This is not by any means casting aspersions on the credibility of the other presidential candidates, we only believe we should rather have continuity at this stage."
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