This revelation is coming even as the former governor of Zamfara State and now Board Chairman of the National Coalition for Jonathan/Sambo Presidency, Alhaji Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, has urged Nigerians to consider the importance of continuity in determining who rules them from 2015 general elections.
A dependable source close to the President revealed to Daily Times Online that preparations are on hand to ensure the success of Jonathan’s declaration.
“The President would declare his intentions in May”, the source that chose to be anonymous stated. President Jonathan had maintained mute over his declaration, even as pressures continue to mount on him to make his ambition for a second term known by different political pressure groups.
However receiving the Niger Delta People’s Democratic (PDP) Youth Movement in his house in Abuja, Shinkafi called on Nigerians to consider the importance of continuity and re-elect Jonathan in the next general elections
“Continuity is important”, he stressed adding that President Jonathan is a peace loving man who means so well for the country.
He described the potentials of Nigeria as too great and immeasurable in both human and material resources and called for concerted effort to assist the current administration to build the nation in line with the expectation of other African countries who look up to Nigeria for exemplary governance.
“Most countries in Africa say they look up to Nigeria. Nigeria has an edge over these countries. Look at our population, our agricultural potentials, solid minerals and the oil in the Niger Delta. We can have the highest per capita income. So it’s a promising land only if can harness them”, Shinkafi said.
He espoused that Nigeria has moved greatly under President Jonathan citing the recent declaration of the country as the largest economy in Africa. “We now have the highest GDP in Africa”, he declared excitedly.
He pledged the support of the coalition to the Niger Delta Youths led by Mr. Ebi Chimezie, saying that the coalition needs the support of all groups even down to the local government areas.
Spokesperson for the Niger Delta PDP Youth Movement, Barrister Alwell Ezebunwo had in their address pledged the commitment of the movement to the peace and unity of the country. He said that the movement would be at the forefront of campaigning for president jonathan especially in the Niger Delta region.