Jonathan must run as president again, says Briggs
Niger Delta rights activist, Ms Ann-kio Briggs has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to brace all odds and declare his intention to contest the 2015 Presidential election.
Briggs who spoke in Port Harcourt, said it has become necessary to call on Jonathan to come out and tell Nigerians he is interested in contesting the 2015 elections.
“I want to join those calling on Jonathan to present himself once again to the PDP and the Nigerian people as their potential President in the 2015 Presidential election because he has shown in the space of three years what he can do, and I join you believing that if he is given another four years he will do a lot more, he has indeed done more in three years than what others have done in civilian or military rule since independence in their different tenure.
“I must not fail to remind the President today as he prepares to look back on the past 3 years of government, that there is still a lot to do before 2015 all over Nigeria but particularly in the Niger Delta region, that we are not oblivious to the facts that he has had to put up a lot of unnecessary opposition, obstacles and wicked distractions and as we continue to encourage and support him to succeed and do better and more for Nigeria,” she said.
She called on the people of Niger Delta to support President Jonathan in realising his 2015 presidential ambition.
On the present crisis rocking the PDP in the state over who becomes the party’s guber candidate, Briggs said “as long as we can remember in Rivers State it has always been upland and Riverine when it comes to governorship of our beloved state. If we Rivers people decide it is time to change it to any other way, then it is up to us all the ethnic groups to sit down, discuss and agree to change the pattern”.
She called on the people of the state to embrace peace and avoid a situation where who becomes the next governor of the state will throw it into another round of crisis.