GEJ yet to decide on 2023 presidency as coalition of Youths mounts pressure

 

GEJ yet to decide on 2023 presidency as coalition of Youths mounts pressure

BY BEN NWACHUKWU, ABUJA

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has continued to resist pressure from various quarters asking him to join the Presidential race for the 2023 general elections.

The former President while reacting to the calling by the Youth Compatriots of Nigeria (YCON) in Abuja on Friday told the youths to watch out even as he was not forthcoming with a positive answer to their demand.

He reminded the group of his advice to them to get involved in politics.

“I always say youths must get involved in the Political process and

The- Not- Too- Young -To -Run Law has made it clear that young people can contest any position in government. So we will continue to encourage you to get involved in the Political process, and as long as many youths get involved in the Political process, we will be able to get the Government that we want.

“Yes the country is facing some challenges some of them started a long time ago. And I believe with the interest of young people, these problems will be dealt with if we work very hard.

“Yes you are calling me to come and declare for the next election, I cannot tell you I’m declaring. The Political process is ongoing. Just watch out. “But the key role you must play is that you must pray that Nigeria get somebody that carry the young people along, somebody that can also work very hard to see that some of the problems you raised are delt with by government. And I believe collectively we will work  together, I thank all of you.”

Converner of a Youth Compatriots of Nigeria, (YCON) Mayor Samuel who spoke on their agitations, said the group does not care what platform Jonathan chooses to run, provided he fulfils the yearning of the people.

Samuel insisted that Jonathan should run on the platform of the Nigeria Peoples Party, saying that any Political party that gives Jonathan its ticket is Pro- Nigerian people .

“We are calling on the man who has the feeling of the people at heart, the man of the Goodluck to answer the call of the people, and come and take the mantle of leadership come 2023.

“We have tested those who deceived us that they are better, now our eyes are clear and we are pleading for forgiveness. Please answer the call and come and lead us again.

“Nigeria is in a state of no return, in a state of comatose, and we can’t continue like this. For the sake of the children that are with us, for the sake of pregnant women here, for the sake of market women who left their businesses to come, we are pleading that you hear their pleas. The voice of the people is the voice of God.

“We are calling on you to come and lead us again. You had a better dream before the saboteurs came and deceived us, we now know better.

“All we need is a Nigerian that will not discriminate.”

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