A group, the South East/South South Alliance for Jonathan (SESSAJ) has joined other interest groups across the country to canvass for President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2015 election.
National Co-ordinator of SESSAJ, Dr. Mike Egbuchulam who disclosed this in an interview, stated that Nigerians have every reason to support the president to seek re-election in 2015 moreover since that would not infringe on the constitution.
Egbuchulam, a university lecturer said his group was rooting for Jonathan to contest the next election based on his transformation agenda which he claimed to have impacted positively in all sectors of the nation’s economy.
“Despite all the hurdles placed on his way by the opposition and the security challenges he has been grappling with, his (Jonathan’s) administration has made giant strides in all sectors of the nation’s economy within a short time in office,” he said.
He further stated, “When one is doing well, it behooves on the citizens of that country to support him and ask him to continue his good works which is exactly what we are doing.”
Dr. Love Arugu-Iwori, one of the major stakeholders of the group and a pro-Jonathan campaigner said the group was ready to go to any length to encourage anything that would be good for the country.
She stated that that was why they were canvassing for Jonathan to contest the 2015 election to be able to complete the good works he was doing for the country.
“We encourage every person who has seen the good works of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to join hands with us irrespective of political affiliation to ensure that he is re-elected in 2015”, she stated.
SESSAJ National Secretary, Dr. Godfrey Pondei who also expressed faith in the Jonathan’s administration, stated that the security challenges facing the country today was the handiwork of those who did not want the president to succeed, stressing that the problem was not peculiar to Nigeria.
“The best way to handle the security problem is not to ask a performing president to relinquish his position, instead he should be encouraged to overcome the security challenge and take the nation to enviable height.”