Abuja — A group, under the auspices Youths Earnestly Demand for Goodluck Jonathan 2023 (YED 4 GEJ 2023), has called on the former president to contest the 2023 presidential election, adding that its (the group) has resolved to fund his political campaign.
The group in a statement issued yesterday by its National Chairman, Mr. Teddy Omiloli, and National Director of Operations, Mr. Douye Daniel, said the country is urgently in need of a national builder, a unifier that can save the country from its current state.
The group said: "We are demanding Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to return to power as president in 2023, and we have also resolved to fund his electioneering should he accept the call to return to power in 2023."
It noted that Jonathan met a Nigeria with a faulty constitution; saw the need to restructure Nigeria and conveyed a national confab in 2014, but was unable to implement its recommendations because he was voted out of office in 2015.
The group said most Nigerians, including the youths, were too blind then to see that Nigeria's problem was the inability of Nigerians as a people to renegotiate the country's unity.
It added: "We call on every Nigerian to lend a voice to the demand for the return of Jonathan in 2023, as he has no other choice but to accept the call to render service to humanity in the capacity of the president of Nigeria.
"We as the youths of this great country, after discovering the Nigeria's problem and found the solution in Goodluck Jonathan, we are calling on all Nigerians, including our political elites, present administration and religious leaders, to join the call for the return of Goodluck Jonathan, and also join our #BringbackGEJ project."
The group pointed out that most of the secessionists leaders and campaigners are living outside the shores of Nigeria with their families, while they are busy deceiving the people of supposed promise land in Biafra and Oduduwa Republic.
It noted that a united, focused and developed Nigeria is an economic power threat to some world powers and first world nations.