‎Nigeria 2015: Alkali to re-organize 3,000 pro-Jonathan groups

President Goodluck Jonathan [Right].

As preparations for the 2015 general election intensifies with several groups springing up in support of President Goodluck Jonathan, the his political adviser, Rufai Alkali, Tuesday inaugurated an eleven-member committee to re-organize the Goodluck Support Groups, GSG.

Mr. Alkali announced the re-organization of the GSG at a press conference in his office in Abuja.

He said there are over 3000 groups supporting the re-election bid of Mr. Jonathan and it is imperative to re-organize and bring them under one umbrella.

He said his initiative is despite the fact that most of the organisations are being run by private individuals.

“I am sure that as some of you drive and go about your businesses in Abuja or other areas in Nigeria and you must have seen some posters, Billboards, jingles, and the like encouraging Mr. President to run in 2015.

“These things are being done or sponsored by private Nigerians and groups who identify with the good work of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and want him to continue. I can tell you that I inherited more than 3000 of these NGOs and Support Groups who actively supported our great party PDP and Mr. President to victory in 2011 General elections.

“As 2015 approaches, we note that the circumstances and fundamentals facing us are somewhat different. The opposition is different; the political landscape is different, the players are different, and the issues are different. Therefore to succeed in 2015, there is a great need to re-appraise our strategies and the structure of the umbrella organization (GSG) that helped us to victory in 2011,” he said.
Mr. Alkali said he has decided to set up a Special GSG Re-Organization Committee to study all issues concerning the organizations and propose a re-organization structure that will allow them be in top position as 2015 approaches.
The Committee which has ten members will be chaired by a retired Army General. A.T. Ibrahim.

Members include Olusola Oke, Nick Eze, William Makinde,. Mohammed El-Amin and Nimi Barigha Amange.
Others are A.Y. Ahmad, Lamido Chikaire, Tony Edoh, Barakat Sani and Mr. Alkali’s aide, Godson Nnaka, who is to serve as the Secretary.

The Committee was given ten 10 days to submit its report.

Mr. Alkali also said his office will soon commence the registration and evaluation of all NGOs and groups that are supportive of President Jonathan towards 2015.

“The exercise will enable us to properly understand these organizations, and their objectives so that we can prepare to partner, coordinate and work with them to achieve victory in 2015.”

He said the registration exercise will be conducted in the six geo-political zones.


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  • musty

    rubbish

    • redeem

      @wahala bazz off

  • musty

    dumbo must fail

    • redeem

      b4 him were failures————for those who wish other to fail———-also fail b4 their time

  • redeem

    The real backers of the president are not visible to him–he does not even know them–some are just pretending to be his supporters–on line———that is why i say this exercise should have been secretly done—send investigators to gather background information——-such schemes— does not need any publicity——–how would u be able to identify those who spend most of their time—————–online for him——————-without asking for a dime————————————————————-for the past 3 years—————————————–care is needed b4 u rate agents of APC as the best for the president—————————there are too many on the block——————-

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  • Ette

    This is part of what they are using our stolen resources to do, some of these hungry lots comparing GEJ with God. Noise does not win a battle and that is why boko haram is having fun running down these noisy lots. So let him and his hypocrites continue to deceive themselves. Have never seen a group of people who brazenly steal from the people wickedly thinking they will use the stolen resources to win the people to vote for them. We are not such fools as Osun situation has shown. Heaven and earth have rejected this government due to its unparalleled wickedness particularly stealing over 60% of our resources and shedding of innocent blood to continue in power. God will deliver us from this disaster of GEJ and his PDP.

  • demo

    Jonathan is no saint . . . and leadership (performance) is very much about perception. To argue that Jonathan has outperformed Obasanjo in every sphere of governance has to be gauged in context (a la Charles Soludo recent contribution). If Jonathan is having difficulty trumpeting his successes it may also be because these achievements pale next to global standards, which it seems to me, is the direction we should be moving Nigeria towards. Resorting to ethnic and religious parochialism (in a multi-religious, multiethnic, fragile state) is in my opinion the real indication of “cluelessness” and tells me Jonathan places personal interests ahead of the nation’s (and in that sense, he is no different from the Arewa born to rule crowd, and the thieving cabal of Obasanjo et al). Tinubu and his ACN fellow travelers have might sympathy, no doubt, more because in the treacherous terrains of Nigerian politics, he and his disciples in their “oeuvre” evidence progression and a recognition of the importance of commitment to a social contract (with the people). As you rightly pointed out, the political realignments that engineered the emergence of APC birthed what potentially looked a progressive party with national spread. The emergence of a progressive party with national spread should be supported, and nurtured, with the help of criticism as yours, reminding the progressives in APC that as they enter into strategic alliances in their quest for power, they should not take their eyes off the ball on issues that are core to the Awolowo twin vision of structural federalism and social welfare . . .

  • OmoLasgidi

    Lengthy, rambling piece with little or no value. Difficult to understand the working of the mind of the author … most likely after a whiff and a quash of that …thing… this could have been summarised to a few readable, digestible paragraphs. Another half-illiterate trying to appear intelligent!