2015: Tafawa Balewa’s Son Steps Down For Jonathan

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Dr. Abdul-Jelil-Tafawa-Balewa

The Nation Reports that the son of Nigeria’s late Prime Minister,
Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, who was screened by the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP’s) National Working Committee (NWC) at the party’s
secretariat on Wednesday, apparently had a change of mind

According to Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa: “I have decided to
withdraw my aspiration for the strength and well being of the party. I
am a strong PDP member and I will continue to work for the progress of
the party”.

Meanwhile The Nation reports that the chairman of the screening committee, Dr Ahmadu Ali commended Balewa’s decision saying:

“After going through 90 minutes that the screening exercise
lasted, he came to the conclusion that he

wanted to withdraw from the
race.

“He has promised to do everything to ensure the success of the
party at the poll. We commend him for the decision, although he chose to
go through the entire process of screening before deciding to
withdraw.”

Recall recently that Dr. Abduljalil Tafawa-Balewa who announced he was
withdrawing from PDP Presidential race had given his reason why he
his challenging the President saying: 

“I am contesting strictly because I think that I can deliver a lot to Nigerians.”

It was reported that Balewa had vowed to drag the leadership of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to court for being denied the
Presidential form and for the party adopting President Jonathan as the
sole candidate of the PDP.

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