2015: Edo group drums support for Jonathan

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Jonathan-akure1Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, a group, Goodluck for Transformation, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan had demonstrated endurance and a rare leadership capacity which would guarantee him and the Peoples Democratic Party victory in the election.

The group, made this known while addressing journalists in Benin, Edo State capital, on its various activities to draw up support for President Jonathan.

The National President of the group, Chief Evelyn Igbafe-Omokhodion, who  explained that the group had the mandate to ensure victory for Jonathan, added that the transformation recorded in some key sectors of the economy showed that Jonathan remained the candidate to beat, in spite of the challenges confronting the nation.

Igbafe-Omokhodion, who stated that the group’s membership was spread across in the 36 states and local government areas of the country to mobilize Nigerians and ensure victory for the President in 2015, added that rival candidates and parties should have a re-think on their positions.

She further urged Nigerians to give President Goodluck Jonathan another opportunity to consolidate on his achievements in key sectors of the nation’s economy.

She said, “God has revealed that there is no rival to Jonathan’s second-term bid and that is why we are giving him all our support.

“For any other party to think that they cannot dislodge Jonathan, they must have a rethink.

” Am urging Nigerians to come and support our son and our own South/South brother.”

On the current security challenges, while calling for the understanding and cooperation of all Nigerians, the national president said that the federal government was doing everything within its capacity to ensure the safe release of the over 200 Chibok girls.

“The government is trying not to resort to full war in the release of the girls to avoid casualty.

“I just want to appeal to Nigerians to join in the fight against terrorism, which is a major challenge to countries of the world.

“Our armed forces are capable, if we all come together to fight insurgency,” Igbafe-Omokhodion said.