Leadership (Abuja)

22 November 2012

Nigeria: 'Compel Jonathan to Seek Second Tenure,' - Lawmaker Urges Nigerians

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President Goodluck Jonathan

A Lawmaker representing Ogbia Constituency II in the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Obedient Emoto, on Thursday called on Nigerians to persuade President Goodluck Jonathan to seek a second term in office.

Emoto, a former Chief Whip of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, said that Nigerians must shun divisive tendencies, hatred and religious bigotry in order to attain political development.

The lawmaker made the call in Yenagoa, when members of the Ogbia Legislators Assessment Foundation (OLAF) paid him a visit.

Members of the foundation had visited the lawmaker to congratulate him on his recent award as "The Best Performed Lawmaker of the Year".

Emoto said that the choice of Jonathan as the President of Nigeria was a divine decision from God to salvage the nation from the shackle of poverty, deprivation and underdevelopment.

He stressed that Nigerians would gain more from Jonathan's eight year rule.

Emoto advised Nigerians to allow Jonathan to rule the country for second tenure to enable him consolidate on the gains of his laudable policies and programmes.

He said that only the people could compel the President to seek a second tenure, Jonathan, being a faithful servant of the people would never turn down the call.

The lawmaker advised Nigerians to be united in the fight against terrorism that was currently threatening the corporate existence of the nation.(NAN)

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