- There is an ongoing move to bring back Goodluck Jonathan to power
- Although the former president has not expressed any presidential ambition, a group of Nigerian youths is pushing for Jonathan's return
- The group believes Jonathan has what it takes to fix the country and bring it back to its former glory
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While the next presidential election is two years away, young Nigerians on the platform of Youths Earnestly Demand For Goodluck E.Jonathan (YED4GEJ 2023) have called on Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to contest for the presidency.
The group's national chairman, Prince Teddy Omiloli alongside its director of operations, Comrade Douye Daniel, on Sunday, May 16, expressed certainty that the former president has the solutions to the country's many predicaments, Daily Trust and PM News report.
YED4GEJ 2023 described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate in the 2015 election as a true democrat, a nation builder, and a goal-oriented leader with integrity.
It further asserted:
“He has proven that he can sacrifice anything to ensure the unity, peace and development of our great nation Nigeria.
“We, as youths of this great nation after discovering the Nigeria problems and found the solution in Goodluck Jonathan, we are calling on all Nigerians including our political elites, present administration and religious leaders to join the call for the return of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and also join our #BringbackGEJ project."
In the statement signed by Omiloli and Daniel, the group promised to purchase Jonathan’s form in any party he chooses to flag from and fund his electioneering campaign entirely if he eventually expresses interest in the nation's seat of power.
Meanwhile, Jonathan had finally addressed the 2023 presidential topic. Jonathan stated this when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba, over the recent demise of Sir Okorie Okowa.
He said the rumour was a mere speculation according to a statement sent to Legit.ng by the Delta state government.