Port Harcourt - Mr Collins Nwachukwu, former Secretary of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Imo, has commended the ruling of the court over President Goodluck Jonathan’s chances of running for President in 2015.
Nwachukwu made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Monday.
He said that the president, like any other detribalised Nigerian, was constitutionally free to vote and be voted for in the presidential election come 2015.
"The Nigerian apex leadership, in my opinion, should be open to truly detribalised Nigerians who would sincerely develop all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria," the ACN chieftain said.
Nwachukwu decried tribalism in some leaders, saying that it was the bane of underdevelopment and political crises in Nigeria.
According to him, the president of a country like Nigeria with its diverse cultures and languages is not supposed to be governed on the basis of tribal bias.
He said that the country should not be concerned with who rules Nigeria in 2015 but what programmes such candidate has for the development of the country.
According to him, Nigeria should be everybody's constituency.
Nwachukwu, however, urged President Jonathan to enhance efforts in delivering good governance.
The ACN chieftain said that Nigerians needed to enjoy the wealth of their nation without negotiations.
He described good governance as the key to peaceful co-existence of any country, adding that it was necessary for Nigeria’s unity and development.
Nwachukwu called on aggrieved Nigerians to sheath their sword and support the present government for the sake of the nation.
The politician said that government was ‘’a continuity’’, which could get to even the least expected person, adding that everyone was a stakeholder.
He, however, called on Nigerians to work toward greater and better country where tribalism and religious differences would have no place.