LAGOS (LAGOS STATE) – Nigerians in the Diaspora, under the auspices of Goodluck-Namadi Global Group 2015 USA (GNGG-2015 USA), have urged Nigerians of all political persuasions to re-elect Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming general elections.
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The group said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos that the President represented a new generation of leadership.
The statement, signed by Mr Sunday Ben Bamidele, National Chairman, GNGG, said “his reelection on March 28 will mark the beginning of passing of the baton from one generation to another. We thank the past generation for all they could do.
“Now, it is our time and our moment to transform Nigeria under the new crop of leadership of Goodluck Jonathan as the President of Nigeria for the next four years.
“President Jonathan is committed to a safe and flourishing Nigeria, a thriving economy and a solid educational system that will adequately educate Nigerians.
“Serving the needs and aspirations of Nigerian citizens anywhere and everywhere, a solid system that will sustain Nigeria and proudly utilise resources in ways that allow Nigerians to meet their current needs.
“He is also committed to providing a future where generations are also taken care of, among others’’, the statement said.
It said they believed that Jonathan’s administration would create a lasting imprint on the image of Nigerians as culturally rich, ethnically diverse and progressively moving steadily in the right direction.
“We ask the Nigerian electorate to re-elect Jonathan so that he could continue to implement human-oriented programmes that would alleviate poverty, improve education, health and security in Nigeria.’’
The statement said that Nigerians abroad had continued to declare that “the best for Nigeria now is President Goodluck Jonathan’’.
It said that the victory for Jonathan would enable him continue with his transformation agenda that could lead Nigeria to become the real giant of Africa and one of the developed nations in the world within the next decade.
The statement said that all the president’s campaign promises toward the 2011 elections were great and that he had aspired to fulfill all the election promises.
“The followings are some of what has been achieved for Nigerians; robust and vibrant economy and propelling Nigeria to greater heights.
“Nigeria has emerged as by far the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of 504 billion dollars and nearly doubled the previous estimates.
“South Africa now comes a distant second with 350 billion dollars and hopefully, Nigeria’s GDP would soon double that of South Africa.
“Today, Nigeria is already the 23rd largest economy in the world. Kudos to Jonathan, we have overtaken such European countries as Australia and Belgium,’’ it said. (NAN)