1 June 2014

Nigeria: Group to 'Re-Brand' Jonathan Emerges

Jonathan Actualization Movement (JAM) is set to re-brand President Goodluck Jonathan as the right candidate for Nigeria in the 2015 Presidential election. The brain behind the group who was the head of the 2011 Gen. Muhammadu Buhari presidential campaign and a former member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Otunba Basirat Nahibi, has said.

Nahibi, the founder and President of Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa decamped from APC to PDP last March, said, "I've revived my support group, Yar'Adua/Jonathan Actualization Movement (YAJOAM), which campaigned for the late President Umaru Musa Yar' Adua, to Jonathan Actualization Movement (JAM) to support the programmes of the President and his re-election."

With JAM's campaign across Nigeria, to focus essentially on peace, Nahibi, said JAM's objective includes amongst others, support the Jonathan administration in actualizing its political programs; rebrand President Jonathan as the right candidate for Nigeria in the 2015 Presidential election; promote peace and stability by educating the populace on the need for unity, religion and tribal tolerance.

In response to sponsors of the group, she said, "I single-handedly raised money for Buhari's presidential campaign in 2011 and do not need anybody to finance the group.

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