2015: Aondoakaa plots Jonathan alliance
…wants Benue guber as posters flood Abuja
Again, campaign posters announcing President Goodluck Jonathan’s interest to contest the 2015 presidential election, yesterday flooded strategic locations in Abuja, the nation’s capital. However, this time around, the colourful campaign posters designed in the colours of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), had its umbrella trademark with the picture of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, as contender for the Benue state Government House.
The posters which were placed in the high brow areas of the Federal Capital Territory, did not however indicate the source or the sponsor of the advertisement.
It was not clear why the sponsors of the message chose to place the former AGF’s picture side by side with Jonathan’s but a source claimed the ex-minister under the late Yar’adua presidency could be plotting a pact with Jonathan, with a view to achieving his governorship ambition for Benue, his home state.
The campaign posters have been spread across the major streets and bus stops including the popular Berger Roundabout, Deeper Life, including Wuse axis and the Central Business District, where major government and private business offices are located.
The message on the poster simply reads: “A Reconciled Nigeria” ‘2015’ Jonathan for President’, and “Aondoakaa for Governor, Benue state”.
It would be recalled that following the mysterious appearance of Jonathan’s 2015 presidential campaign posters in Abuja at the dawn of New Year, the Presidency had immediately disowned the posters claiming they did not emanate from the Presidency as “the President has not authorised anybody to print any campaign poster for him as regards 2015 elections”.