Former Governor of Nassarawa and current Senator, Abdullahi Adamu said that he was present when the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan agreed to only serve one term as president.
Speaking on Channels TV, Senator Adamu stated that the meeting where the agreement was reached was held at the Conference Room of the office of the First Lady, Presidential Villa, Abuja while he was still the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
Further speaking, he said the agreement was reached while Goodluck Jonathan was serving out the term of the late President Umaru Yar’adua. In attendance of this meeting were almost all of the governors of the party then and Brig. Gen. Samuel Ogbemudia, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees.
Adamu said that it was because of this promise from the President that made the leadership of the party and the governors to allow him contest with the hope that the slot would come back to the north after four year’s of Jonathan’s presidency.
He insisted that it was clear to all that Yar’Adua didn’t complete the slot of the northern region before he died.
According to him, “He was given the opportunity to contest and it was clear it would come back to the North because the rotation is north and south. That is the rotation essentially.
“As far as PDP was concerned, Yar’Adua had the northern slot so to say and he didn’t complete his tenure. He, as vice president, took over which is okay. After taking over he wanted another shot, and he was allowed.
“Before the Convention, a decision is usually taken that this is the person to support, maybe one or two candidates or so. He was out there. He was an incumbent president. He defeated Atiku. And he agreed to do only one term.”
He said if the President decided to seek another term, he would be violating the agreement.