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Ethnic minorities seek Jonathan’s re-election

They made the resolution at the national summit of the Congress for Equity and Change held in Yenagoa yesterday.The National Chairman of the congress, Senator…

They made the resolution at the national summit of the Congress for Equity and Change held in Yenagoa yesterday.
The National Chairman of the congress, Senator Ameh Ebute, said the group was formed in 2010 for the promotion of identity and unity of ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.  He noted that the congress drew membership from the minorities in the South and Middle Belt and has support from all parts of the country.
 He said the group supports the candidature of President Jonathan and spearheaded his electioneering campaigns in the Middle Belt states in 2011.
 “As a product of our hard work, President Jonathan was marvellous in his performance in states like Adamawa, Benue, Plateau and also secured the requisite percentage of votes required by the constitution to avoid a re-run,” Ebute said.
 In their goodwill messages, Dr Femi Okoromu, Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference, assured of the support of progressives of the South West for Jonathan’s re-election, while  Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State, pledged support of the South East for Jonathan’s re-election.
  Chief Edwin Clark, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the congress, noted that President Jonathan had become a symbol of minority struggle and his victory epitomizes their quest for identity, self assertiveness and dignity.
 According to him, the minorities have worked for integration, stability and economic prosperity and development of the nation, adding that the re-election of Jonathan was in the interest of the minorities and the nation at large.
Earlier, while declaring the congress open, Governor Seriake Dickson urged the congress to re-enact their unified support in the 2011 general elections to ensure Jonathan’s re-election.
 Dickson said the Jonathan presidency signified the birth of a new Nigeria where any citizen could aspire and occupy the highest office in the land.

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