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EKITI GROUP MOBILISES 2,000 SUPPORTERS FOR JONATHAN’S DECLARATION

By Lere Olayinka

As plans for tomorrow's formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the next year presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continue to hot up, the Goodluck Support Group (GSG), Ekiti State chapter has said that it would storm Abuja with over 2,000 supporters on Saturday.

State Coordinator of the group, Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi, who made this known in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti, today and made available to journalists said; “Ekiti people's support for President Jonathan's presidential ambition is total. Therefore, we are going to move to Abuja on Saturday in thousands to support him.”

Akinyemi, a former Speaker of the old Ondo State House of Assembly and currently the chairman of Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission disclosed that “members of the PDP, and even non-PDP members have volunteered to join the Goodluck Support Group's train to Abuja and we are ready to accommodate everybody.”

His words; “Arrangement for the mother of all declarations, which is taking place in Abuja on Saturday, is in top gear and we, in Ekiti are actively involved.

“We are going to storm Abuja with not less than 2,000 supporters and it will even interest the public that non-PDP members are more than willing to join our train. People are volunteering to travel to Abuja to show support and solidarity with the president, who is no doubt a 'child of destiny.'

“If not for the distance, I can assure that not less than 10,000 Ekiti people would have stormed the Eagle Square, Abuja to witness the declaration because we believe so much in President Jonathan as a leader.”

While urging Nigerians to continue to support the president, the GSG Coordinator said; “This country is again on the threshold of history.

The type of history that would have been made with the June 12, 1993 presidential election is about to be made with President Jonathan emergence as the first elected president the Niger-Delta region.

“Therefore, it is in the interest of oneness of this country that we should all support the making of this very important history because it is in it that Nigeria will be further established as a nation of equal opportunity for its people.

“Most importantly too, what Nigeria desire at a time like this is a President whose appeal is national and who can illuminate and unlock the latent national potentials through brilliance, hard work and self example. All these are embodied in President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.”