More than 60 political groups yesterday gathered to strategise on their plans to mobilise about 10 million Nigerians for a walk, by the end of this month, to compel President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election in 2015.
Addressing the journalists shortly after the meeting, national coordinator of theGoodluck Initiative for Transformation (GIFT), Engr. Chinedu Okpalanma, said the voices of 10 million Nigerians “who have indicated interest to join the march cannot wrong,” adding that their main demand “is for President Jonathan to urgently declare his re-election bid.”
He said: “The voices of 10 million Nigerians cannot be wrong. We are growing by the number daily, and our demand still remains that we want President Jonathan to immediately declare so we can kick into full gear our programmes for his re-election.
“We know this is a burden we are placing on him, but we believe he is a gift from God to us to help reposition Nigeria as true giant of Africa.”
He revealed that if the President “does not make his interest known before the April 30, we have no option but to in all our members and sisters organisations into Abuja, numbering in excess of 10 million, to help compel him to declare.”