By Stanley Onyekwere
The official declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office on Tuesday has received an accolade from the original inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), even as the natives have equally pledged their unflinching support to him.
The indigenes under the auspices of FCT Original Inhabitants Coalition Groups, who said that though the official declaration has been long awaited, however expressed joy that the president did not disappoint his millions of supporters who have been anxiously waiting for the official declaration.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the group, Engr. Danjuma Bussa, noted that the mammoth crowd that turn out to witness the occasion in spite of transportation challenges was a clear testimony of acceptability of President Jonathan to continue in office.
He also noted that besides the crowd, the clement weather throughout the day was an indication of divine acceptability, adding that it was a sign of agreement between man and the heavenly bodies.
“The crowd is a great testimony of President Goodluck Jonathan’s acceptability across the length and breadth of the country. We have seen other presidential aspirant’s declarations in the past, but none can be compared to what happened yesterday.
“But, what intrigues some of us was the clement weather throughout the day. The celestial bodies were at work. God knows the number of persons that will attend the declaration and for His people not to suffocate to death; He changed the usual Abuja hash weather to a mild one. It is a testimony for us,” he stressed.
Danjuma further said that the position of the FCT indigenes as regards their support for President Jonathan is not negotiable, pointing out that the evidences of Transformation Agenda of the present administration are manifest in the Federal Capital Territory.
According to him, “the Abuja natives are very happy with the developmental strides in the territory and the only way to appreciate Mr. President for bringing succor to our people is to overwhelmingly cast our votes for him come 2015 general elections.
The Coordinator however used the occasion to thank president Jonathan for retaining the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, whom the group had earlier prevailed on not to run for the governorship race in Bauchi state.