Gani Adams endorses Jonathan for second term

Gani Adams endorses Jonathan for second term

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:33 pm

Gani Adams at the State House, Marina, Lagos State

Gani Adams at the State House, Marina, Lagos State

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otumba Ganiyu Adams, said on Thursday that the group would support the candidacy of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term.

It would be recalled that The Nations Newspaper reported that Gani Adams along with Dr. Frederick Fasehun, founder of OPC and some former Niger-Delta militants Government Tompolo; Mujaheedin Asari-Dokubo and Chief Bipobiri Ajube (aka Gen. Shoot-At-Sight) are being considered for multi-billion naira contract to safeguard the waterways and oil pipelines.

Adams said this to newsmen in Lagos after a solidarity visit of its members to the President at the State House Marina, Lagos.

He said that every elected president in the country was given a second chance and Jonathan should have his.

“The second main reason is that as an activist, for the past 20 years I have never witnessed any President who will be in power for four years without using the instrument of power to harass an activist or civil society.

“Based on his humility and his love for Nigeria, we thought it is necessary for our dear organization to support him,” he said.

He said the group’s visit to the President was an honour to the group because the Yoruba cherished being honoured by leaders.

“Our coming here is to show the entire Nigerians that we are in full support of Mr President. We want him to finish the projects that he started in the first term during second term.

“In the history of Nigeria, there is no president that will serve a first term without second term in civilian regime.”

He also said that the President came from the Niger Delta region, which produces the bulk of the nation’s wealth and it was incumbent upon the citizens to support the minority to complete a second term through Jonathan.

“With the antecedent and the records of Mr President for Nigeria not to allow him to run for a second term.

“As a matter of fact for a person coming from the minority that 85 percent of the resources used to run this country, we must use that opportunity to give him a second ticket so that this country can be run peacefully.

“We don’t want crisis after this election. Most of the products that we use as resources of this country come from the South-South.

“So we have the obligation to allow him to serve second term,” Adams said.

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