The son of Nigeria’s first Republic Prime Minister, Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa, condemned plot by the national leadership of the party to demoralize other presidential aspirants by adopting President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of the party.
Tafawa Balewa said he will contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a statement released on sunday, But Tafawa-Balewa said he would not be intimidated with by the decision of the party.
“I’m not intimidated by the decision of the PDP governors and the party to support the second term aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“What type of democracy do we have? Is the PDP a communist party? Where is the place of internal democracy?”
He further added that “What Nigerians need and where they want the country to be in future are paramount issues. We need to put our ideas before the people and allow them to decide,” he added.