A pro-Goodluck Jonathan group at a rally in Abuja this afternoon urged the president to contest the 2015 presidential election.
Participants at the rally, which was organised by the Goodluck Initiative for Transformation (GIFT), urged the president to declare his intention to contest. They declared their support for him.
According to coordinator of the group, Chinedu Okpalanma, Jonathan deserves to be re-elected so he can continue his Transformation Agenda.
“The only way our country can truly get to the promised land is by ensuring our President continues in office come 2015,” Okpalanma said.
The rally is coming a day after the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, College of Education Academic Staff Union and students staged a peaceful protest in the city, but were abused by the Police.
This is not the first time that the same group will be holding a rally to urge the president to re-contest in 2015. On March 31, 2014, the group, which is “an umbrella body for organisations seeking to promote good governance,” marched through the streets of the capital city.
Jonathan has not publicly declared his intention to run, but rallies of this nature are normally a prelude.