Former Niger Delta vigilante leader, Chief Ateke Tom, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to seek re-election.
Ateke Tom, who spoke during the week in Okrika, Rivers State, while celebrating his 51st birthday, said that the delay by Jonathan’s declaration for a second term in office was making his supporters unhappy.
He said those fomenting trouble in order to intimidate Jonathan from seeking re-election were wasting their time, adding that the President would contest the 2015 election.
Ateke Tom, who has declared his intention to contest for the Rivers State governorship position, said past Nigerian leaders would not claim that they performed better than the current President.
He said, “We are not happy that the President is delaying his declaration to seek re-election. We are expecting him to declare. President Jonathan must declare and he must win. Those trying to intimidate him by formenting unnecessary trouble are wasting their time.
“When it was their turn, they were allowed to complete the two terms. Why do they want President Jonathan’s own to be different? If we are talking about past Presidents; they are not better than Jonathan.
“So, I see no reason why they are saying Jonathan must serve one term. We are waiting for the President to declare his intention for a re-election. We will support him, our children will support him, everybody will support him and Rivers State will support him.”
Posted From iProdigy Group Nigeria(Dabibi Ori-ibim’s Blog).
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