2015: Igbo Group endorses Jonathan for re-election

In a countdown to Nigeria’s general elections slated for February 2015, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, a presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratice Party (PDP) has gotten an endorsement to seek re-election from a popular Igbo group.

The Igbo group, Eze Ndi-Igbo which has branches in the 19 northern states across the country, including Abuja and Oyo State made this known in a statement signed by its secretary, Eze (Dr) Pampas Nwahiwe, Eze Ndigbo of Niger State; and Eze Ndigbo of Kano, Dr. Boniface Ibekwe.

Daily Sun reported that the President was endorsed by royal fathers during a meeting that took place at the Agura Hotel, Abuja.

The traditional rulers reportedly agreed that the unity, indivisibility and peaceful co-existence of all people in the country was not negotiable, and reiterated their commitment to the peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, creed and religion.

The royal fathers also resolved to mobilise their subjects and kinsmen to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) for the forthcoming general elections, while they advised all Igbo across the country to remain in their various states of residence during and after the February elections, insisting that Nigeria belongs to all.

“We call on the Federal Government to provide adequate security for all during the elections. We resolved to work for a violence free electoral process in 2015 and to affirm our support and commitment for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan for continuity of the transformation agenda of the Federal Government,” the group said.

It would be recalled that the Ndi-Igbo Youth Organisation (NYO) through its National President and National Publicity Secretary, Uzoh Ifeanyi and Igwe Ude-Umanta in a statement recently issued, condemned the political atmosphere towards next month’s general elections.

Also, some top Igbo leaders, who were in a crucial meeting in Enugu State, have also reportedly taken a unanimous decision regarding next month’s general elections.

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