Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will become solid after its Saturday national convention.
He said this in an interview with newsmen after his visit to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, on Sunday.
Jonathan also expressed the hope that by Saturday PDP would elect its new set of national officials.
He said, “God willing we will go through the convention and the party will become solid.
“Now, we have the National Caretaker Committee and when you are caretaker you are not as strong as elected chairman.
“You know the party just went through challenges, luckily we passed the challenges through the pronouncement of the Supreme Court.
“Now we want to formerly elect the national officials of the party that will lead us to 2019 elections.”
The ex-president further explained that he was not in Port Harcourt for any meeting but to appreciate the support Wike gave him during the burial of his brother- in-law.
“He assisted us and he came physically with his deputy and some principal officers of the state,” he said.