2019: Nigerians Call For Goodluck Jonathan To Run

By Ikenga Chronicles November 21, 2016

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has  called on former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, November 20 to stage a comeback in the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Election.

In the opposition party’s congratulatory message issued on behalf of the party by the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi to mark Jonathan’s 59 birthday, they showered praises on the former president for some of the legacies he created while in office.

The statement signed by the PDP spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said many Nigerians are clamouring for the return of the Bayelsa State-born former leader due to the present difficulties facing the nation.

The party congratulated the former president on behalf of the Board of Trustees(BoT), National Executive Committee(NEC), National Caucus and the entire PDP family on the occasion of his 59th birthday anniversary.

“At 59, your legacies and achievements in academia, politics, governance and social life remain indelible and worthy of emulation by well-meaning people.”

“You are a shining light during and after office as one of the Heads of State in Nigeria and Africa in general who willingly conceded power to the opposition in the interest of peace and democracy.”

“In less than two years of leaving office, Nigerians are yearning and crying for your return especially as your successor who won the 2015 presidential election on the altar of propaganda and lies against your administration have done no better since he took over from you on May 29, 2015.”

“The harvest of your electoral reforms for free, fair and credible electoral and democratic processes for which the All Progressives Congress (APC ) is the primary beneficiary of have been eroded and quickly replaced with inconclusive elections, electoral apathy, voter inducement, intimidation, harassment and unfair incarceration.”

Last July, Jonathan had denied reports that he has intentions to contest in the 2019 presidential election.

The report which was then published by some online platforms stated that Jonathan declared his interest to run for presidency in 2019 in Bayelsa.

However Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechuwkwu Eze, denied the allegation saying that the former president never made any declaration on 2019 election.

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