President Goodluck Jonathan has officially kicked off the campaign to secure a second term in the office, in Lagos, south-west Nigeria.
Thousands of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters converged at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos for the event.
Big wigs in the party including governors: Ayo Fayose, Godswill Akpabio, Olusegun Mimiko as well as Femi Fani-Kayode and several others expressed support for the president and made promises to help him secure votes in the different regions.
The imminent return of President Jonathan for four more years is inevitable. The Yoruba people will return The president -Gov Ayo Fayose, noted.
Also, footballer, Joseph Yobo, who represented youths supporting the president, approved Jonathan for a second term. “Goodluck Jonathan has given us hope”, he said.
Speaking earlier in the day on Sunrise Daily, Former Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Ondo State and member, of the Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Eddy Olafeso, defended the choice of Lagos as kick off point, noting that it is the third largest mega city in the world and the largest city in Nigeria.
He said “it’s about time to speak up and that’s the reason for the excitement in Lagos”, adding that, “I think there are times for you to work and there are moments you have to express and let the world know what you have been able to do”.
President Goodluck Jonathan will at the event reel out his achievements in office, as well as, woo Nigerians with fresh promises and plans to secure their votes in the February elections.
“The fact remains we are on course and from now on, Nigerians will be hearing more of what Mr. President will have to do in addition to what he has done to move Nigeria forward”, Olafeso said.
Source: Channels Television