Jonathan, Contest Election, Face Court Action •Atiku Group Warns President

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to have a rethink on his presidential ambition so as not to undermine the Peoples Democratic Party’s principle of zoning.

The warning was given by the Turaki Vanguard, a political organisation propagating the presidential ambition of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

The group’s National Publicity Secretary, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who stated this on Thursday while briefing correspondents in Yola, warned that if President Jonathan succumbed to the pressure from mischief makers and undemocratic elements, the Turaki Vanguard would have no option but to seek legal redress.

“We expect President Jonathan to exclude himself from the PDP primaries, but if he insists on running for the presidency, then we will take him to court for a breach of trust and violation of the zoning principle that ushered him into office,” Eze said.

Eze stated that, “as far as we are concerned, President Jonathan is not an aspirant to the country’s presidential seat come 2011. We are insisting that he should not contemplate such a thing, considering his office as an incumbent president. It will be a national embarrassment if a serving president goes to the party’s primaries and fails to pick the party’s ticket.”

The National Publicity Secretary of the Turaki Vanguard explained that former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, became a civilian ruler in 1999 based on the grand design to appease the South after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, believed to have been won by the late Chief MKO Abiola.

In view of this, Eze said that “the only right and patriotic thing for President Jonathan to do is to forget the 2011 presidency to pave the way for a northerner,” adding that by so doing, “the North would have been appeased to finish its tenure, following the demise of President Umaru Yar’Adua.

“The principle of zoning must be respected by President Goodluck Jonathan, because it is the process that brought him to power. The constitution of the PDP is very clear and unambigous in that regard.

So we expect Mr President to follow the path of honour and dignity to jettison the few undemocratic forces trying to lure him into the 2011 presidential race,” Eze insisted.

He explained that going by the PDP’s constitution, the party’s presidential contestant would be sponsored by the party, and argued that since the PDP had remained resolute in its position to ensure that the principle of zoning held sway, it was incumbent on President Jonathan to read the writing on the wall.

“Look, for one to be a contestant to the presidency, in particular on the PDP platform, one has to receive the endorsement of the PDP, and as far as the party is concerned, the principle of zoning should be maintained, and we expect the president to abide by that simple principle,” the Turaki Vanguard’s spokesperson added.
Source: Nigerian Tribune – www.tribune.com.ng

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17 Comments

  • GOODLUCK IS OUR MAN. THE PRESIDENCY SHOULD NOT BE A NORTH/SOUTH THING. THOSE WHO WANT TO GO TO HELL BECAUSE JONATHAN IS A SOUTHERNER AND NOT QUALIFY TO CONTEST ARE MISCHIEF MAKERS. ZONINIG MY FOOT. ARE THEY SAYING THAT IF A NORTHENER COMES IN NOW HE WILL WANT TO LEAVE 2015?.WE ARE NO LONGER ”ZOBIES’ THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY LIKE.NIGERIA BELONGS TO ALL OF US, NO BODY SHOULD THREATEN US AGAIN. LOOK AT ALL THOSE CLAMOURING FOR ZOONING, THEY ARETHOSE THAT BROUGHT THIS COUNTRY TO ITS KNEES. THEY STOLE OUR MONEY AND THEY WANT TO CONSOLIDATE. WE MUST RESIT THEM.

  • Those saying that GEJ should withdraw his ambition should not waste their strenght. They wil even b part of those that wil vote GEJ. 99% says if no b GEJ we no go vote.

  • For almost 50yrs nw we have being suffering from the so called zoning yet have nothing to show as an achievement. Today NORTHERNERS turn, tomorrow WEST, next SOUTHERNERS yet what have these lead us to for over 50yrs. Nigeria let us wake up and solve our problem because the solution to it ls up to us. If GOODLUCK is the right person let give him the chance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • To hell with zoning, northern people should go to hell fire, this is our time, all Nigerian have to wake up now, Good luck Jonathan go ahead were strongly be hide you, sure my vote will go to you for sure.

  • what have we got to do with zoning at this stage. let the right person be in power and stop sharing the national cake among yourselves under the umbrella of zoning. leave dr. jonathan alone. after all, he became the president by divine arrangement. so, if god wills, he will become the president and those who will not submit to divinity will have no choice but to die.

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  • u kno it is a done deal, so stop wasting ur breath, i strongly agree to this “A BREATH OF FRESH AIR” thing coz seriously we need it in this country, we have been fooled over the yrs with this zoning stuff, but we say in one voice “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” !!!

  • I dont blem al this bad leaders in this country who try to intimidate and leading the followers astray. Dont forget dat there is God. We give u all d support Dr. GOODLUCK. J. E. go on and dont be frighten, God is on ur side. Since you want to lead us to paradise. Good luck!

  • So many times i wonder at the type of people who want to be in gorvernace in nigeria. I can see desperation in the Atiku’s and co. Over what? The northeners are being cheated and the Atikus are thinking they are the Moses (musa) that will lead the northerners to the promise land or they are thinking they can do better than pre. Goodluck for the northerners or for the nigerians. You are in the same party with J. Goodluck, cant you people work together? or his contesting makes him an automatic choice. If your zoning, with your desperations should stop him from contesting in the primary, then where is your democrasy. Advise to the desperate bunch. Nigerians dont need a northerner or a southerner for president. Nigerians need a nigerian for president. Attention or PDP will crumble

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