Atiku’s supporters back Jonathan
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition in the March 28 presidential election has received a boost as friends of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and members of the Yar’Adua support group in the South West on the platform of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (AAA) and Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) have unanimously endorsed his candidature.
Speaking at a press conference in Akure yesterday, the South West Coordinator of the group, Bode Ajewole, said they are convinced that President Jonathan will implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Confab, which they claim will help entrench true federalism and restructure the country for growth and development.
The group said the President, having courageously convoked the confab and successfully seen to the conclusion of the process of discussions and agreement on core national issues, is poised to see to the actualisation of the lofty ideals agreed upon for the benefit of all Nigerians.
The group said it believes in true federalism and that Jonathan stands for this, hence the need to work for his election.
“We hereby direct all members of AAA/PDM Collectives to support President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan through relentless campaigns and actual delivery of electoral votes,” Ajewole said.
Responding, the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, said he is excited by the decision of the group to work and support President Jonathan’s re-election having known members of the AAA/PDM Collectives as consummate grassroots politicians.
The press conference drew the attendance of members of the group from all the states of the South West.