2023: Goodluck Jonathan Is APC’s Trump Card – Southern Group


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Southern Frontiers (SF)  on Tuesday, described  former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as the only winning Presidential joker for the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general election.

SP in a communique issued at the end of its emergency meeting in Ibadan by its General Secretary,  Mr. Kolawole Bamitale pointed out that for APC to be on a deserving pedestal in the coming polls, no other aspirant stands next to GEJ  .

The political pressure group emphasized that Dr. Jonathan  ” is the only person amongst the aspirants so far, who has the wherewithal, to rescue the country from the mess its currently enmeshed”, adding that President  Muhammadu Buhari should not be carried away by political sentiments but put the right peg in a right hole.

“We have holistically placed the aspirants side-by-side with the former president and we have tried to separate the wheat from the chaff like a proverbial winnowing grain farmer and we have come out with a stark fact that in order to put  APC on a deserving pedestal in the coming poll, no other aspirant stands next to stands next to GEJ  in terms of what we call “CEC”-, character, experience and competence”, it said

SF added, ” at this defining moment, we don’t want a fresher who will start to experiment with Nigeria like a guinea-pig, we want someone with cognate experience to hit the ground running and put Nigeria back in its rightful position as a true giant of Africa”. 

” The group are earnestly calling on the former president not to ignore  the calls coming from different quarters that he should come back  to take  the front seat and liberate Nigeria saying “great men emerge when their need is Great”  .He should rather see the  calls as a “sacrifice to make for  Nigeria”

SF in the communique gave seven points agenda that threw up GEJ above others as 

 “Jonathan is a unifier and will build the bridge between various tribes and parties.

” Smooth peaceful transition that  has placed Nigeria  on a global attention.

“Various reforms under GEJ  administration like port reforms and Airports standardisation etc

“His  fond love for home made goods which made Nigeria import bills to reduce in 2014

“He is the only aspirant who can faithfully implement the Idris kutigi led recommendations in the national conference because he started it.

“Ability to wake up the Nigeria s economy now in moribund. 

“Put permanent cessation to ASSU strike which is now rampant and constitute a cog in the wheel of education.”



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