The National Secretary, Board of Trustees of Jonathan Mandate Group, JMG, Segun Adewale, has disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan will soon officially announce his second term ambition.
He added that the group was equally ready to hit the ground running to ensure that Jonathan is re-elected for a second term come 2015.
Mr. Adewale made this known in a parley with reporters when he paid a courtesy visit to the leadership of the Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the party’s secretariat along Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta.
Mr. Adewale, who is also eyeing the Ogun State Governorship seat on the platform of the PDP, noted that constitutionally, Mr. Jonathan was eligible to run for the presidency again.
“A lot of people are calling on him to run but he is still dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s and at the appropriate time, Mr. President will certainly declare his intention and we are asking him to please run because he has done more good to this country than any government that ever ruled”, Mr. Adewale stated.
While explaining the delay in the president’s official announcement, the governorship hopeful noted that under the constitution, there was no date set aside for aspirants to declare their intention.
“We are still within the period and that is what we talk about in governance. In PDP, we consult widely before decisions are taken”, he said.
Mr. Adewale stated that the JMG was a pressure group whose primary focus was to ensure President Jonathan’s electoral victory.
“I am the National Secretary of the Board of Trustee of Jonathan Mandate Group. As the name implies,we are pressure group working for the return of Mr President in 2015. We are a group of people that believe in his works. We are a group that believes in what he has done for Nigeria and ourselves. Many other teaming Nigerians are members of the group working for the realisation of this project. That is what the group is doing and we are sensitising the people across Nigeria on what the President is doing and what he can still do if allowed to run again”, he said.