Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:24 pm
Prominent members of the PDP and their allies in western Nigeria, said they had collected close to 1.8million signatures endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term.
The endorsement was made known today at a rally organised by Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State
TAN is one of the campaign groups for the president.
The Chief of Staff to the President, retired Gen. Jones Arogbofa, said that the people of the zone appreciated Jonathan for his “unprecedented achievements”.
“You are a performing and transforming president and the people of South-West are calling on you to be president again,’’ he said.
The Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Alhaja Mulikat Akande-Adeola, said that the president would at anytime get the support of the zone due to his achievements.
“He is the best man for the job, tested and trusted. He has consistently support the plight of the women. You can see the turnout of women here,’’ she said.
Chief Olajumoke Akinjide, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said the president deserved the support, having transformed the nation tremendously.
“I mobilised over 25,000 people to this event, in spite of the short notice, to join me in appreciating a man of honour, performer and transformer,’’ Akinjide said.
The Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said that the Ekiti people had shown support for Jonathan, having produced the first PDP governor-elect from the zone.
In Ekiti, we are solidly behind Jonathan,’’ Adeyeye said.
Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Aviation Minister, said that the people of Yorubaland loves beauty a lot, saying Jonathan has done beautifully.
Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture from Ogun said that the president deserved commendation and support of all.
“The president had through his transformation agenda boosted food sufficiency in the country,” Adesina said.
Chief Olusola Oke, a former Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Ondo State, said that the people of the state were behind the president.
“Whatever we jointly support will definitely yield good result. Jonathan has done well,’’ Oke said.
Chief Olabode George, a PDP leader from Lagos State, urged the people to come out in 2015 to support a rare leader, who had transformed the nation.
George described the president as a man who had worked and served the people in every facet of life and had tremendously transformed the economy to the largest in Africa.
Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala , a former governor of Oyo State, said that the president meant well for Nigeria, adding that he had displayed good leadership qualities.
The event was attended by Chief Pius Anyim Pius, Secretary to the Government of Federation, Chief Doyin Okupe, Chief Iyiola Omisore, Mr Jide Adeniji.
The others were Chief Buruji Kashamu, Sen. Ayoade Adeseun, Chief Kingsley Kuku, Sen. Hosea Agboola, Ajibola Muraina and a former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who also heads a faction of the the Labour Party in the state.