President Goodluck Jonathan picked up his N22m nomination form for 2015 presidential elections at the Headquarters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on October 30, 2014, Thursday.
Those present at ceremony, that was aired live by Channels TV from Wadata Plaza, Abuja, sang "This is the day that the Lord has made". Then the Minister of the FCT, Bala Mohammed, welcomed President Jonathan at the venue. (Scroll down for photos)
In his speech, which was described by many Nigerians as 'colourless', the president expressed his gratitude to PDP Governors Forum, TAN, NEC, others for their contributions to the purchase of the form.
"We have set up the structure. We will never go back. We will move faster," President Jonathan declared.
It would be noted that President Jonathan was chosen as the sole presidential candidate of the ruling party for 2015 general elections on September 18, 2014.
The president is expected to formally declare for his second term on November 11, 2014.
The main opposition force of the country, the All Progressives Congress, will decide on their candidate in the beginning of December. Currently, the former military ruler Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), who picked his nomination form worth N27.5m two weeks ago, is considered to be the main opponent to the incumbent president.