2015: WHY WE WANT JONATHAN-GROUP • MANTU: NO PRESIDENT HAS FAVOURED THE NORTH LIKE JONATHAN
A non-governmental pressure group, Progressive Friends Foundation-PFF has reiterated its commitment to working for the return of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's President in 2015.
Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Group, Senator Ibrahim Mantu made the disclosure while addressing participants at the group's 2014 Summit held in Abuja weekend.
Senator Mantu, who was represented by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Labra Musa Wayep insisted that the present administration has done well and deserves another chance to govern.
'I believe in the governance of Jonathan. If a man is good, tell him he is good. If a man has capacity, allow him to do what he needs to do. A little encouragement makes the difference. Jonathan has taken the bull by the horn and done what no President has done in a very long time. We must do away with sentiments and work to make Nigeria great. Given another opportunity as Nigerian President, the country will be a very different place.'
'Quote me, in a long time, we have not had a government where the northern extraction has enjoyed so much appointments like this one. Time has come for Nigerians to begin to think of what to do to better Nigeria.'
Also speaking, National Chairman of the group, Chief Innocent Nyingerifaka commended the President for what he described as an excellent performance in office and urged all Nigerians to support him in 2015.
'Jonathan has performed excellently well in all sectors of governance and fulfilled his political promises to the people. Only good governance can move this country forward. We must work to promote our democracy and build peace and friendship across the Niger. President Goodluck Jonathan is doing well and we want to work together to support him for a second tenure.'
Adding his voice, National Director of Programmes and activities of the group, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa described President Jonathan as a symbol of good governance and urged all to support his administration.
He further described the PFF as a body committed to promoting National Unity by building friendship across the country.
'We have come to recognize the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a symbol of good governance. This administration has given us a clean breath from the perilous acts of economic depression and doom in this country. The parameters are there. He may have been faced with several challenges, yet he is very focused, courageous and committed to the transformation agenda. We are here, not just to work for the 2015 Project, but for the unity of Nigeria. Our mission is to build the bridge of friendship across this country. We must protect the future of Nigeria. We shall continue to drive and promote good governance in Nigeria. Nigeria is an ongoing Project and we must contribute our quota to ensure that it works.'
The summit was attended by very important dignitaries, among whom are: the Director General of the Foundation, Dr. Maxwell Eremie; North-East Coordinator, Major General Yakubu Usman (Rtd); Hon. Elizabeth Igwe, Mrs. Rhoda Yisa Doko, Dr. Sam Jaja, Comrade Ali Abacha, Barr. D.D. Azuura, Federal and State lawmakers, captains of industries, among others.