Declare Your Presidential Ambition, NGO Tells Jonathan


A pro democracy group, Youths Ask for Goodluck (YAG) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to contest the 2011 presidential election.

Mr. Hassan Ohimozi, secretary of the group on Thursday in Abuja made the call while briefing newsmen.

“We youths of this country have no other time but now to canvass and mobilise support for one of our own, come 2011.

“For the first time in 43 years, a rare opportunity of having a credible and flawless personality as an arrow head in leadership has presented itself.

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“It is in the light of these submissions that we want to assure Mr. President that we have set a train of activities in motion with respect to strategies for our campaigns and have seen what the responses are.

“We want to categorically implore his Excellency to declare his intention to contest the 2011 presidential election in the shortest convenience,’’ he said.

Ohimozi noted that the President had made remarkable achievements in the shortest time in the office. He added that salary increment, payment of pension arrears, power generation to 4000 megawatts, and the sustenance of amnesty in the Niger Delta region were glaring achievements.

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