President Goodluck Jonathan’s kinsmen from Bayelsa State have declared that he must contest the 2015 presidential elections whether he likes it or not. They warned that come next year, it must be Jonathan or nobody else.
This decision was taken in Ogbia Local Government Area on Saturday during the formal adoption of President Jonathan as their sole candidate for the 2015 presidential elections.
The event, which included lectures, rallies and book presentation on the achievements of the president, was put together by the Ogbia Graduates Forum for Positive Change.
Delivering a lecture on ‘A call for President Jonathan re-election bid: A collective responsibility’, Mr. Awudumapu Agorodi, Special Adviser to the Bayelsa Governor on Youths Mobilsation, said those trying to harass President Jonathan out of office would not succeed.
The special adviser noted that the Ijaw nation had fed the country for over 50 years yet some power mongers would not allow Jonathan, the first Ijaw man to be president, to govern in peace.
Agorodi said, “Ijaw soil has been feeding Nigeria for over 50 years. Our resources are good for the country but we are not qualified enough to be president of Nigeria”.
In his own lecture, an aide to Governor Seriake Dickson on Mobilisation, Mr. Austin Iworibo, insisted that Jonathan had no choice but to seek reelection.
“He must run whether he likes it or not because our lives and destinies are in his hands. 2015 is a must project, though it is not a do or die affair”, he said.
In his own remarks, lawmaker representing Ogbia State Constituency in the Assembly, Mr. Obedient Omotor, said no Jupiter could stand against the president’s re-election.
He, therefore, called on the people to support Jonathan’s candidacy in 2015.
In his remarks, Chairman, Planning Committee, OGFPC, Pastor Awudumu Audu, said the revolution that Nigeria desired was silently taking place under the Jonathan government.
“Jonathan’s election to the seat of power is symbolic representation of a paradigm shift, a renaissance, a new age, a new dawn in Nigeria”, he said.