Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to re-contest for the post of president in general elections of 2015.
The National People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Professionals and Business Groups made the call in an interview with the media in Abuja on Monday.
The National Co-ordinator of the group, Dr Arumeh Salihu said Jonathan had what it takes to take Nigeria to its rightful place at the global level.
He, therefore, called on all professionals and business groups or bodies, irrespective of their political and personal affiliations, to join hands with the President to ensure sustained internal democracy.
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He added that the President had done well to achieve a New Nigeria and needed the support of every well-meaning Nigerian to achieve his transformation agenda.
Salihu commended the President for tackling insurgency and all forms of criminality in the country.
He urged Nigerians to support his effort by providing credible information that would ensure success in tackling insurgency.
Salihu also commended Jonathan for providing a level playing ground in the democratic process across the country and urged him to sustain the tempo.
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He also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission for the successes recorded in the Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections and urged it to enhance the standard.
The group also lauded the President for tactfully handling of the issue of Ebola.
He added that the President had been able to harness indigenous expertise to surmount unprecedented challenges.
Jude Imagwe, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youths and Students Affairs commended President Jonathan’s administration for various achievements it had so far recorded.
Imagwe said the group was another hope for young people.
He expressed delight that the group was aimed at galvanizing all professional bodies, in all endeavours to support the President’s transformational agenda.
“The President is on the move to creating a new Nigeria, there are practical transformations, obviously, we can all see this, we are only here to urge him to continue his good work.”
Victor Egwu, the Chairman of the group said that “only the right people at the right places will move the country forward.
“One of the objectives of this group of professionals is to project strategic programmes to alleviate poverty in Nigeria.”
“This body is set up to galvanise all resources and professionalism to achieve maximum support”, he said.