SOME Bayelsa State indigenes, particularly from Ogbia Local Government, President Goodluck Jonathan’s council, have said the President must contest the 2015 presidential election, whether he likes it or not.
They noted that in 2015 it must be Jonathan or no other person.
This decision was taken in Ogbia on Saturday during the formal adoption of President Jonathan as their sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.
The event, which witnessed lectures, rally and book presentation on the achievements of Jonathan, was organised 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 Bayelsa Governor on Youths Mobilsation, said those trying to harass Jonathan out of office would not succeed.
He said the Ijaw nation had fed the country for over 50 years yet some power mongers would not let Jonathan be as the first Ijaw man to be President of Nigeria.
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 must run.
“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 remarks, lawmaker representing Ogbia Constituency in the Assembly, Mr. Obedient Omotor, said there was no jupiter that could stand against the President’s re-election.
He urged 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 Jonathan’s administration.
“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.
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