Our support for Jonathan not for self-gain, TAN
Vice-President of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Uba has debunked allegations that his involvement in the campaigns for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan was based on expected personal gains saying he was only concerned about the progress Nigeria would make in the continuation of the Jonathan Presidency.
Uba who disclosed this at an interactive session with newsman in Lagos yesterday said,” I am fearless and resolute in my support for Dr Jonathan because of the future of this country and the youths especially who have never had it so good in any of the administrations preceding the incumbent. There is one thing nobody has said about him, he is the only president that has never sold any of the nation’s oil well, none of his predecessors can claim that.
“Opposition always talk about corruption, but they will not remember to say how passionate the president is about protecting the nation’s resources when he could have enriched himself like some of his predecessors through the sale of oil wells.”
Ubah who said Jonathan’s opponents are angry because it is no longer business as usual in their looting of the treasury, disclosed that TAN have been able to raise over one million volunteers who are already working tirelessly for the reelection of the President in all the political wards of the country.
He said TAN as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is issue based and would not join in any in hate campaign against any of the candidates because of its believe that after the elections, Nigerians irrespective of their political leanings, would still have to work and walk together as brothers and sisters.
He also disclosed that the group would embark on a road show today (Thursday) to take the good news of Dr Jonathan to Lagos streets in a rally that would culminate into a very big reception for the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan at the National Stadium.
Also yesterday, the 681 support groups that TAN was mobilizing for Jonathan were provided with assorted campaign materials including 50 trailers of branded Jonathan Goodluck rice, 1million PDP Volunteer tables/umbrellas, 2million PDP volunteer seats, 500,000 Jonathan Goodluck head-ties, 500,000 wrappers, 1million branded t-shirts/caps, 2.5million branded hand fans, 1 million branded mufflers, 2million vote-right cards, 2million exercise book for volunteers and 2million PVC non-collection report book. 4million wristbands.