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ONATHAN’S VICTORY HAS SHOWN THAT NIGERIA IS ONE– EKITI CAMPAIGN GROUP

By Lere Olayinka
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The Ekiti State Coordinator of the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation, Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi has described the landslide victory recorded by President Goodluck Jonathan in the yesterday Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election as a confirmation that “Nigeria as a country will remain as an invisible entity not-minding the diversities in tribe, religion and culture.”

Akinyemi, in his reaction after the election, thanked the delegates; “for putting Nigeria first.”

“Yesterday, the type of history that would have been made with the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election was made with someone from a minority tribe in the Niger-Delta region emerging the presidential candidate of the PDP, the largest party in Africa, winning convincingly in 14 out of the 19 States in the North.

“From the result of this primary election, we in the PDP have demonstrated that Nigerians, wherever they come from can aspire to any public office in the country without any question of whether he/she is from the North, South, East or West.

“The PDP has further established Nigeria as a nation of equal opportunity for its people and Nigerians can now begin to have sense of belonging and trust in the unity of Nigeria as a country.

“That ethnic barrier that has made us to look at ourselves not as citizen of Nigeria but as either Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba, Fulani, Ijaw, Itsekiri etc has been broken today and we can't but give glory to God Almighty for once again, using our party as a vehicle for achieving it.”