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Published On: Thu, Jul 31st, 2014

2015: Group tasks Jonathan to declare presidential ambition

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President Goodluck JonathanFrom Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The Grassroots Cooperative Nigeria (GCN), a pro-democracy group, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to run for another term in 2015.

The National Coordinator of the group, Mr Diepreye Amadein, made the call at a National Executives meeting of the group held in Abuja, adding that the programme of the group was to mobilize Nigerians for the re-election of president Jonathan.

He said the organization would re-strategised to mobilize millions of votes for Jonathan to win the forthcoming presidential election and continue with his good works for Nigerians.

According to him, the groups will also mobillise for other credible candidates for the 2015 general elections.

“We will soon embark on nationwide tour to sensitize the grassroots on the need to re-elect Jonathan for another term.

“We will also mobilise the grassroots to support only credible candidates in the 2015 general elections.

“Amadein stressed the need to join hands in the fight against terrorism, adding that the crime was against all Nigerians irrespective of their political affiliations and religious background.

“We have observed with dismay the turbulent situation the country is passing through now, characterized by hostile and unconstructive opposition, coupled with security challenge of terrorist activities.

“As you are all aware, terrorists have caused massive and wanton destruction of lives and property at the grassroots especially in the North east part of the country.

“These factors and many more have indicated a serious challenge to our emerging democracy.

“We use this medium to appeal top all stakeholders, irrespective of political party affiliation, religious and ethnic background and differences to come together and reunite the nation.

“We appeal to those who are bombing and killing Nigerians to desist from such acts because the act is a threat to the national unity.

“We commend the president for some of the measures adopted in combating the crime, and we urge all stakeholders to support him to end insurgency in the country.

In his remarks, Political adviser to the group, Alhaji Agidi Ayinde, said that the organization was out to intervene in some of the factor affecting the national democracy.

Ayinde said the goal of the GCN was to sensitise Nigerian from grassroots and even in Diaspora to support the candidacy of president Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 general election.

“Let me use this opportunity to assure you that GCN is poised to make a huge leap towards its objectives and goals of supporting only credible candidates for the 2015 general elections.

“We have recently reinvented and reengineered our self for the purpose of building a virile democracy in this country.

“We have equally been following the socio-political and economic events that are unfolding in this country.

“It is a common knowledge that concerted efforts are being made to reposition the nation on the part of rapid and accelerated development and to build a sustainable future for Nigerians.

“We are poised to assist the government to rebuild and reconstruct the confidence of our people and bring lasting hope to all Nigerians,” he said.


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