Abuja - Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Anenih, has asked all the states of Southern Nigeria to unite behind President Goodluck Jonathan.
Anenih asked for the support at the Southern Leaders’ Summit held at the Business and Leisure Resort in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, claiming that the President needed their support to face the challenges created by Boko Haram, the global economic recession and unrest, and to keep the country united.
“The unity of this country is not negotiable. We must acknowledge the uncommon leadership the President has exhibited in the face of these challenges. Unfortunately, some Nigerians do not see any good in the present administration, this perception should be killed,” Anenih said.
He thanked the conveners of the summit which aimed at articulating Southern Nigeria’s positions at the forthcoming National Conference and expressed delight that the idea of a national conference had been widely accepted.
“The response to the National Conference Committee was quite remarkable; so also is the widespread pre-National Conference Dialogue that is going on among various groups across the country,” Anenih said.
He commended the President for giving Nigerians a platform to examine areas of concern about the Nigerian federation.
“I commend President Goodluck Jonathan for his sagacity in giving Nigerians this golden platform to examine areas of concern about the Nigerian federation and find common solutions to those problems that have constituted a hindrance to our evolutionary journey to nationhood. I am convinced that the National Conference will strengthen the bonds of unity, the fabric of our federalism and the pillars of our nationhood. The unity of this great nation is not negotiable.”
– CAJ News
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