Former Nigerian international, John Fashanu, has openly declared his support for President Goodluck Jonathan in the upcoming elections.
The Unite Nations Sports Ambassador made the statement on January 27, 2015 in Abuja, Vanguard reports
According to Fashanu, Jonathan deserves a chance to be re-elected in view of his achievements in sports and in the other sectors.
“President Jonathan has now created a conducive atmosphere where Nigerian sportsmen and women strive to do better because of the way he appreciates them when they come home.
“I have been a sportsman for over two decades and I know the importance of a President who likes sports and a President who doesn’t like sports.
“Jonathan has really taken Nigerian sports to a higher level. We have never seen in Nigerian history a time when the country qualified for almost every competition it entered,’’ he said.
The former England international added that he had been so proud and impressed with Jonathan’s achievements in agriculture, education, transportation system.
“The return of the railways should gladden the hearts of all well-meaning Nigerians, a transportation system that had become dead for decades. Many Nigerians have never enjoyed travelling by railways.
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“I also praise Jonathan for so many successes in the area of roads rehabilitation and infrastructure development, revival of motor manufacturing plants, and youths empowerment.’’
Talking about the APC presidential candidate Fashanu said that Buhari would not be able to stand the rigours of office over his age. He also mentioned the Buhari certificate issue which is still on with just a few days to the elections.