Leaders of Anioma in Delta said on Monday that their people would support President Goodluck Jonathan, if he seek for a second term in office in 2015.
The leaders under the aegis of Anioma People’s Congress said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting with Jonathan at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
Chief Benjamin Elue, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said that considering the antecedents of Jonathan, “he is eligible to rule the country again”.
“We are here to pledge our support for Mr. President and his government, and to highlight some of the key needs of the area in terms of development and politics and governance.
“We are looking at his antecedents and pedigree since 1999 till today that he is the president.
“We are thinking that as we approach 2015, the area of Anioma, and indeed, all Deltans are behind him to run for a second term because he merits it and that is what we are asking for.
“That is why we are here apart from other requests that are key and germane to our lives.
“We want to give him our unflinching support for 2015, and we are there as always, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).” he said.
On the 2015 governorship elections in the state, Elue said: “it is now the turn of Anioma people of Delta North to produce the next governor of the state since the people of Delta North and South had already produced governors for the state”.
“Now it is the turn of Delta North, which is Anioma and we are thinking that when we present a suitable candidate for the governorship of Delta, if states are not created before that time, then it will be our slot to present the governor.
“We will present a credible and acceptable candidate for Delta.
“This is in line with the rules of equity, justice and fair play, and the principle of rotation,” he said.
A women leader, Dr Ngozi Olejeme, said Anioma people would ensure that it produced a credible and acceptable governorship candidate for the benefit of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation was led by the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien.
The others are: Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, Ndudi Elumelu, Victor Nwokolo, Mercy Almona-Isei, Chief Sonny Odogwu, Chief Ben Elue, Chief Peter Okocha, and traditional rulers from the Delta North Senatorial District. (NAN)