Why South West Voted for Jonathan - Adeyeye
ABUJA, Jan 16, (THEWILL) - Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the Publicity Secretary of the Goodluck Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation in the South West, has said that delegates to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) National Convention in Abuja on Thursday overwhelmingly voted for President Goodluck Jonathan because they believe his candidature will unite the country.
Adeyeye who made the declaration in a chat with newsmen added that President Jonathan’s candidature will also help neutralize the cry of marginalization by indigenes of the South South in the country.
“We have always believed that every attempt must be made to ensure justice, equity and fairplay in the running of the affairs of this country. We saw an opportunity of righting the wrongs of the past by backing Jonathan to pick the ticket and we went for it. Besides that, President Jonathan has also presented a solid programme to the delegates of the South West, which we believe tallies with our development objectives,” he said.
The former National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere said that Nigerians must henceforth emphasize issues that will enhance the unity of the country, adding that Nigerians needed to set aside all divisive tendencies, which did not help its growth into nationhood in its first 50 years of existence.
“The people of the South West have always supported the fight against injustice. We have always believed that the cries of the people of the South South should be addressed by encouraging them to feel belonged in the polity and that since natural forces promoted Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to the number one seat, we have to play our own part by ensuring he gets another four years on the seat,” Prince Adeyeye said.
He also expressed gratitude to the delegates from the area who listened to the leaders and voted for Dr. Jonathan.
Despite all attempts to deceive our people that the President should not be supported based on the recent developments in Ekiti and Osun, we were able to convince our delegates that the President cannot be blamed under a regime of rule of law. We have made up our minds to reverse the ugly electoral trend by uniting the party and organizing ourselves, he said.