Nigeria 2015: 1.2 million signatories ask Jonathan to run for President – Anyim

At least 1.2 million Nigerians have signed a register calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to seek a second term in office, an official has said.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, stated this on Saturday at a rally in Minna, the Niger State capital.

The rally was the North Central version of the zonal rallies being organised by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN.

Mr. Anyim said the signatories cut across all the parties. He added that it was an affirmation of Nigerians’ appreciation of the present administration’s achievements.

“The states of the zone gave signatures to the President,” he said. “In Benue, we have 103,694; FCT 101,377; Kogi 100,948 and Kwara 101,060.”

“From this zone: Niger State, 300,767; Nasarawa 100,429; and Plateau 308,610.

“By September 30, during the grand finale of this rally, we shall have a greater number of signatures’’, he added.

Mr. Anyim said the call by some Nigerians on the president to contest the 2015 election was based on records of achievements.

He said all aspects of lives of Nigeria had been positively touched by the administration, adding that more were in the offing by 2015.

In his remarks, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger said the administration of Mr. Jonathan was a wakeup call to all men of goodwill.

“Here is a man of destiny who rose from a humble background to the highest peak. It symbolises that one’s background cannot be a hindrance to achievements in life’’, he said.

A platform on which some dignitaries sat collapsed during the rally injuring several people.

Mr. Aliyu described the collapse as a sacrifice necessary for success.

The injured were taken to hospitals while the rally continued.

The governor later visited the injured at the hospitals.

(NAN)


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  • Alowonle

    Self centred politicians. Yeye. We shall all see it come 2015

  • Wähala

    Signatures are no ballot papers thumb-printed as votes for Dumbo. The gathering of fake signatures and announcement of fictitious, unverifiable numbers is a dangerous precedent given the IQ level of the President for whom they’re being gathered. Remember the NGF elections… after which Dumbo recognized the ‘winner’ with 16 votes against 19 and arguing that 19 PDP Governors had put signed their signatures in a memo to vote for Jang instead of Amaechi. If the PDP are taken seriously with this bogus claims of signatures, it may turn out to be their ploy to contest the elections if they lose citing the worthless signatures evidence… given Dumbo’s warped understanding and low intellectual quotient. Nigerians and indeed the international community are not interested in forged signatures by the notorious Uba brothers, Nigerians will re-elect Dumbo and evaluating his performance in the 6yrs he had been at the helm… shikena!

  • Jones

    About 7 months ago Governor Aliyu said Jonathan is not fit to contest again going by PDP zoning and his abysmal performance. Yesterday he mounted the podium to campaign for his re-election. 7 months from now he will surely say this was the greatest mistake he made in his political career. This is the inconsistent face of a Nigerian politician. We cannot be deceived. These group of join-hand criminals with meaningless doctorate degrees must go.

    • Wähala

      At that time, Babangida Aliyu also said he was in possession of a document which is Dumbo’s signed agreement with Northerners that he would only serve One-Term as that would amount to 6yrs as President… Baba Iyabo said the same and even mentioned Benue State Gov. Suswan as live witness. No wonder they’re falling on the weighty lies they’ve been feeding Nigerians. Baba Alawo doctorate degree holders… devils advocates!

  • Strong System

    Hmm…sycophants are surely the majority

  • OMOBA

    It is GEJ or nobody because APC with their gofatherism will never achieve anything. Am in the South west where majority of re govs and what I kn them of is anti people’s politics such as mass sack of workers and reduction of wirker

  • Ide4u

    Criminal Anyim and his 1.2million fake signatures from his backyard!! 168.8million Nigerians just want GEJ to go away with all his curses.