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NNPP backs Jonathan for re-election


THE New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) yesterday said it has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate in the coming election.

  The National Chairman of the party, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, who disclosed this yesterday at a press briefing held in Apapa, Lagos, to declare members’ support and endorsement of President Jonathan as their presidential candidate in the coming election, said the party has critically looked at the various parties’ candidates and has decided to present Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as its ‎candidate. 

  He said the party adopted President Jonathan as its presidential candidate because of the success recorded in the fight against insurgency in some parts of the country, especially in the North-East.

  According to him: “We are all proud of our military personnel for the feat they have achieved. For the first time in recent times, we have demystified ‎the myth surrounding Boko Haram and given hope to our people. Now, we as a country can talk of holding elections in every part of the country.

  “We must not relent in efforts to enthrone a lasting peace in every part of Nigeria. If we must be sincere to ourselves, Nigeria is in a state of war. Not only in the battle-field, but also in the socio-economic front. The battle is still raging. Thank God the war against insurgency has gained momentum as our soldiers have turned the heat on Boko Haram.”

  Aniebonam further stated that “on the ‎economic front, the government is also waging war and this is paying off as major world bodies continue to give thumb up to government’s economic policies.‎”

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