2015: South-East Traders Endorse Jonathan
The re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan received a boost
Thursday as traders in the South-East announced their endorsement of his
candidature for the February 14 presidential election.
The traders, under the aegis of South-East Traders Association, made the
announcement at a meeting with Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State in
Chairman of the association, Chief Eze Nwankwo, said the traders had also
adopted all the candidates contesting on the platform of All Progressives
Grand Alliance, APGA, in the zone as their candidates.
Nwankwo disclosed that the decision of the group to throw its weight
behind Jonathan and APGA candidates in the forthcoming elections was
influenced by the intense lobbying by Obiano.
He commended the governor for his determination, magnanimity and support
to traders in the area and assured him that “Ndigbo will take their
rightful position in the country.”
He said the association, with members in Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and
Imo states, supported the strategic vision of APGA under its current
Obiano thanked the association for resolving to adopt Jonathan and APGA
candidates, adding that only Jonathan would guarantee a peaceful Nigeria,
devoid of discrimination and extremism.
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