Members of Nigerian Civil War Veterans (1967–1970), under the aegis of Carefirst for the Aged Welfare Development Association of Nigeria, CAWDAN, have thrown their weight behind President President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition.
The veterans said they had already concluded arrangements to engage their over 65,000 members living in different parts of the country to give their total support to the re-election bid of President Jonathan come 2015.
National Chairman of the group, Ubi Okoi, who made the call yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra State, shortly after receiving their certificate of incorporation for the CAWDAN from the Corporate Affairs Commission, C.A.C, Abuja, described Jonathan’s on-going transformation agenda as monumental.
Okoi said: “President Jonathan should as a matter of urgency declare his intention to run for a second tenure in 2015 because we have already concluded all the arrangements to engage the over sixty-five thousand members of the body living in different parts of the country to give their support to ensure the emergence of the President in 2015 presidential election”.
He noted that members of the group contributed their quota towards keeping the country united adding that the group was established to pursue payment of their compensation by the federal government.
Okoi also appealed to the government to fulfil its promises of compensation to them.