- Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been applauded for his exemplary lifestyle by the ex-commissioner for Education in Akwa Ibom state
- Mr. Moses Essien noted that Nigerians would love to have Jonathan back in the nation's most exalted seat as president
- The ex-commissioner hinted further that GEJ left an indelible footprint in northern Nigeria as president
Ahead of the 2023 general election, a former commissioner for education in Akwa Ibom state, Mr Moses Essien, has said Nigerians want ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to return as the country’s leader.
The Punch reports that Essien, who is the National Coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, made this disclosure in a statement on Thursday, January 20.
“It often said that a good product sells itself, because it is attractive and so it naturally attracts patronage. That is what we are witnessing in the case of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
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“Nigeria is standing on the brink of its unity and history. The country needs urgent rescue through a trustworthy, detribalised and sincere democratic leadership that rebuilds national confidence and faith in the country. That is what GEJ represents to this country.”
Essien added that the former president stood for equity and justice, saying this was displayed during his time as the country’s leader.
I didn't join APC to escape probe but to help move Nigeria forward, Ex-COAS, Jonathan’s Army Chief Ihejirika speaks
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Ihejirika denied that he joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), possibly to escape being investigated over his stewardship as COAS.
The retired general who made the denial at a media chat explained that he decided to go into partisan politics to have the platform to contribute his quota towards good governance in the country.
General Ihejirika further explained that contrary to insinuations by blackmailers, he joined politics to help move Nigeria forward politically drawing from his wealth of experience in the military.
Abaribe announces plans to succeed Ikpeazu as governor, lists reasons for joining race
Meanwhile, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senate minority leader, has thrown his hat into the ring ahead of 2023 general elections.
Abaribe, one of Nigeria's most vocal lawmakers announced on Monday, December 27, 2021, at a reception organised in his honour in Ahiaba, Obingwa local government area of the state his interest in the race.
The federal lawmaker the senator representing Abia South Senatorial District revealed his readiness to serve and to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people.