Ijaw nation, others rally support for Jonathan in Apapa
CAMPAIGN for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan at the forthcoming general elections got a boost in Lagos recently when the Ijaw nation held a rally to sensitize ethnic minorities on the need to vote for the president.
The rally, which was held at Navy Play Ground, Apapa, provided another opportunity for the Ijaw nation to demand for what they called the president’s constitutional rights to seek for a second term in office.
Organized under the platform of Ijaw National Congress, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Ijaw People Assembly, Ijaw Community in Lagos, Ijaw Monitoring Group and all Ijaw organisations in Lagos, the event also attracted the Ijaws in the five states of the Niger Delta and other ethnic groups.
Explaining the reason for the rally, a leader of Ijaw National Congress (INC), Regent Youmour, said Ijaw nation felt it was necessary to invite all its neighbours – non-Yoruba residents in Lagos, ‘our hosts and friends – to a get-together in order to sensitize them on the need to vote for President Jonathan.
According to him, it is an opportunity that should not be missed because it is a constitutional matter for each president to go for second term in office and Jonathan should not be an exemption. He said going by Jonathan’s performance, it would amount to an injustice to deny him his right of doing a second term.
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