It’s in Nigerians’ interest for President to remain in office beyond 2015 – pro-Jonathan groups say

Several groups, under the aegis of the Goodluck Support Group, GSG, said on Tuesday that it is in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians that the transformation of the country embarked upon by President Goodluck Jonathan should continue beyond 2015.

They asked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to nominate the president as its presidential candidate.

This was contained in a communiqué issued after the first national summit of the groups in Abuja.

According to the communiqué, the groups are over 7,000.

The event was attended by some prominent politicians, including Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, a former National Chairman of the PDP, Ahmadu Ali, a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, a former Information Minister, Jerry Gana, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, who was the special guest of honour.

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Rufa’i Alkali, had recently set up an 11-member Committee to evaluate all the groups, both in Nigeria and abroad, with a view to harmonising their activities.

The panel in its report pruned the number of the groups to 7,000.

The groups, in the communiqué signed by its leaders, patrons and directors said “after a careful review of the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR and the current development condition of our country,” they resolved that since the president had performed well it was in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians that he continued in office.

The groups asked Mr. Jonathan to “step forward and contest the 2015 Presidential Election.”

They added that “as Leaders and Representatives of the over 7,000 organizations with over 80 million membership, we do hereby affirm our loyalty and unqualified support for President Goodluck Jonathan and undertake to deliver a resolution to the President giving full effect to this communiqué.”

Earlier, Mr. Alkali, who is the National Coordinator of GSG, said the summit was organised to promote a pan-Nigerian approach as individual groups to go out to canvass support for Mr. Jonathan.

“This Summit is not just another jamboree but a platform to create synergy and a productive interface among all support groups who are working towards the same goal,” he said.

“It is an opportunity for Nigerians across the country to strengthen the bonds of unity and publicly showcase those time honoured values that bind us together.”

Mr. Alkali said in spite of some challenges existing in some parts of the country today, the larger framework of Nigeria being a united, strong and prosperous country remained unshaken.

He added that the presence of Nigerians from all walks of life, the young and the old, men and women, from the North and from the South, across the ethnic and religious divides and across the economic strata was an overwhelming vote of confidence in the unparalleled quality of leadership of the president.
According to him, “Mr President has, in his leadership style encouraged the integration of the entire country in order to instil the philosophy of “Nigeria first”.

“This summit has therefore been organized to promote a pan-Nigerian approach as individual groups go out to canvass support for him.

“President Goodluck Jonathan is a nationwide icon. He is at home in every single community across the length and breadth of Nigeria. The presence here of participants from every nook and cranny of the country bears ample testimony to this fact.”


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  • Bin Fodio

    Please all say AMEN to this prayer:
    May the AlMighty God do unto GEJ, his Govt. and PDP what they are doing unto Nigeria and Nigerians.
    AMEN

    • Raihan

      Amin.

      • inyang

        In Jesus name

        • Otile

          I hate it when the Yorubas begin to hide under SE or SS name to abuse people or support the Hausas. Just say in the name of Shango, ooo.

          • Efe1

            Immaturity runs among the ijaw. Just take a look at GEJ then read otile’s comment. GEJ is transforming us back to the Stone Age

      • Otile

        Say that Amin in Chad not in our Nigeria.

        • concerned9ja

          Otile, thanks for not being able to say ‘Amen’ to the prayer. It is now certain that you guys know GEJ is ruining 9ja. Ride on, nemesis would soon catch up with you rats.

          • Otile

            How can I say Amen to the blasphemous prayers of a deceiving imam. You know very well that he is one of those imams inciting boko boys and girls to set Nigeria on fire.

          • Jika

            And one of the Imams’ name is Azubike Ihejerika.

          • Otile

            You are a lair, and you know it.

          • Jika

            Really?Ask Mr Davis.

          • Efe1

            And otile is one of his bu-tt holes.

          • Maria

            You cant say amen because you know evils will befall you if you say amen to it… Jonathan has ruined this country and you are so hell scared of this prayer… o ma se ooooo.

    • Otile

      Trek back to Futa Jallon mountain forest from whence your grandfather Othman Dan Fodio came.

    • Chris1408

      Amen, and their families and generations unborn

      • Otile

        Don’t say Amen, say “So Mute It Be”, because you are not a Christian, but an animist.

        • Efe1

          Why are you not saying amen? I thought you believe in the wonderful transformation? Hala amen bo

  • me

    Balderdash

  • Don Prince Omojesu

    YES, WE SAY TRANSFORMATION MUST CONTINUE IN NIGERIA, WHETHER THE ENEMIES LIKE OR NOT, GEJ-2019 ALL HANDS ARE ALREADY ON DECK. JOSLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • Efe1

      Yes already on deck to be chopped off! Waste of human

  • Chris1408

    This administration should not continue past this year. GEJ and his administration are total failure. GEJ is not even good enough for house boy. This man should never smell power again. Look at what they’ve turned Nigeria to. Incompetent morons

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    All these TAN calling for president Ebele Jonathan stay in office beyond 2015 are financed with the S20 billion dollars looted public oil revenue funds stolen by president Ebele Jonathan,Diezani Alison Madueke and Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.They are corruption perpetuation ethnic-clique.In USA and other democracies around the globe,supporters of presidential and governorship candidates bidding for offices seek contributions of N1000 and N2000 etc from their supporters through the internet and banking transfer,not converting public funds into campaign for election/re-election into public offices by looting public funds.

    • Otile

      You are a quack with low intelligence, Mr Awosan. In US and those other countries they don’t demand “N1000 and N2000”, the seek donations in Dollars, Euros or native currencies. Use your brain if you have any.

  • Seemeseetrouble

    THE DAY JONATHAN DECLARES INTENTION TO RUN IN 2015………

    “Any attempt by Goodluck Jonathan to run for the 2015 election would plunge this
    country into total anarchy or revolution because the people feel betrayed by a
    president who told them that he would run for one term and thereafter return
    power to the North.”

    “I saw a vision of the country disintegrating by 2015, but the only person

    that can save Nigeria from the impending disintegration is President Jonathan
    and he can do that by not contesting the 2015 presidential election.

    If he does, then he is calling for a total revolution, which will
    affect every household. That revolution will start the day Jonathan is
    announced as the candidate of the PDP. If he dares win the election, he will
    hardly be sworn-in because of the revolution.”

    ……………….Abu King Shuluwa
    (President Tiv Elders Forum, Benue State)
    March 8th, 2013 (Daily Independent)

  • me

    tHE ONLY WAY jONATHAN CAN WIN 2015 IS TO COMMIT GENOCIDE. I BELIEVE HE IS ON THE WAY TO DO THAT. PART OF IT IS THE JET IMPOUNDED IN SOUTH AFRICA, WELL DONE GEJ

  • Maria

    It is in your sycophancy interests not Nigeria’s interests…. may thunder fire all of you.

  • Efe1

    I guess he is at home in sambisa forest too.

  • Jizzle

    GEJ should simply continue. there is no need for any election… sounds very similar to something I heard in 1998.. and a few weeks after, Abacha died. By God’s grace, the PDP era is over in Jesus name..

  • tiiye

    Let those who are resurrected really come out of the Caucasian corruption in misnomers like “Isaac” and “Ishmael”

    • Datti

      These are not Caucasian but Hebraic but more important anyone who has life in Christ is neither Jew, Ishmael or Gentile – we are all one in Christ

      • All Trust

        That is the simple truth.

  • Save Nigeria Father

    I am trying hard to identify the gap bridging!