Jonathan’s Campaign Poster Floods Enugu, As Chime Vows Absolute Support  For Him

Jonathan’s Campaign Poster Floods Enugu, As Chime Vows Absolute Support For Him


The 2015 campaign poster of President Goodluck Jonathan has flooded major streets and road in Enugu states. indigenes of the state who traveled for  the holidays were welcomed by campaign posters of President Goodluck Jonathan.

One of the posters has a bold caption “No Going Back 2015″, and is believed to have South-East Youths as promoters.

They have continued to elicit reactions, with some observers describing it as handiwork of desperate politicians and political jobbers.

A social critic, Samuel Offor noted that the posters may have emanated from some attention seeking politicians.

“I returned to Enugu yesterday (Friday) after the Christmas break and I noticed all kinds of Jonathan’s campaign posters all over the place.

“We all know that 2014 will be a year of serious politicking in Nigeria, so it is expected that people will do all manner of things. The presidency may not likely know anything about those posters, they could be from mischief makers or attention seekers”, he said.

Another analyst, Elder Mike Ugwu urged President Jonathan to remain focused and not allow people take decisions for him.

He said, “for now, he should concentrate on making life better for Nigerians; I also advise Mr. President to make good calculation before declaring interest for 2015; he should not allow desperate politicians to mess him up”.

As the waiting game continues, President Jonathan is expected to break his silence in no distant future.

Also, Governor Sullivan Chime has vowed absolute support for President Goodluck’s 2015 ambition.

The Governor revealed this at the inauguration of new local government chairmen  in the state at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu.

The Governor assured President Jonathan of the support of the people of the state, stressing that Enugu was a no-go-area for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“We pledge our total loyalty to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, we support him and all his programmes.

“As long as he continues in this business, we are solidly behind him; he will not need to come to Enugu State to campaign, if and when he declares to contest in 2015.

“He should not border to come and campaign in Enugu; APC will not come, so he should not border”, the Governor assured.

Chime, who said he was not praying for somebody like him as successor in 2015, noted that “my prayer for Enugu State is to have a much better person than myself.

“If you produce somebody like me as a successor, we are not improving. I don’t want the next Governor to be like me”.

He called on members of the National Assembly in the area, who he jokingly referred to as “people in diaspora”, to start coming home.

He said, “This is the time for our brothers in the National Assembly to start coming home; interact with our people at home, we are still one, we are still one happy family.

“We will not allow any of you to break away; you have served us well; you have benefited from the system; so, we will work together, whatever problem at home, we shall resolve it together”.

Governor Chime while urging the 5 new council chairmen to build on the solid foundation already laid by their predecessors, called on the 12 returning council chairmen to consolidate and improve on their achievements in the first tenure.

“You must learn to borrow a leaf from your predecessors; you must learn to reach out to stakeholders, you must learn to run all inclusive government, you must embark on projects that will benefit all, that is the only way your successor will complete your projects”, he advised.

He said it is no mean feat that for the first time in the history of Nigeria, “council chairmen are being returned un-opposed, it is not something one could achieve the barrel of gun or through the money one has, if you want to know come to Enugu State.

“You must dialogue with your people, you must deliver on your promises, gone are the days when politicians promise heaven and earth and in the end they do nothing; it is not as such in Enugu State; in Enugu State, we have very serious minded politicians.

“In Enugu State, you must be a family member, you must identify with the people, you must make the people feel the impact of what you are doing”.

“For PDP as a party, we have perfected the act of politics in Enugu State, we are working very hard to perfect the act of governance”, he added.

In an acceptance speech on behalf of the 17 council chairmen, the chairman of Enugu East Council Area, Prince Cornelius Nnaji assured the Governor of their total loyalty to him and on delivery of quality projects.

 

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