Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, Ahmed Gulack, yesterday, inaugurated the South South Zonal office of Goodluck Support Group with a call on the President to contest for second term in office come 2015.
Gulak asked Nigerians to support the President in 2015 general elections due to his commitment to alleviating the people’s plight.
He said Jonathan had been able to revamp decayed infrastructure in the country within his few years in office.
Gulak, who is also the National Coordinator of GSG, urged Nigerians to join hands towards re-electing Jonathan as president of Nigeria for a second term, stressing that the president has the right to seek a second term in office.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and it’s unfortunate that there are many people that want to bring down the country. The time has come for Nigerians to say enough is enough. Jonathan is the only Nigerian leader that has shown sincerity in addressing Nigerian problems.
“The resuscitation of the railways; privatisation of power sector, agriculture, establishment of almajiri schools, are some of the things credited to Mr. President.
“Opposition parties in other countries do their work of criticisms very well; but when it comes to national issues, they join hands towards making the country a better place for everybody.
“The opposition we see in Nigeria rather sponsors negative activities against the interest of the country and this is not the way it should be.”
Gulak called on politicians to play by the rules of the game of politics instead of being sentimental to the detriment of national growth.
In his remarks, former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nsima Ekere, urged Nigerians to be patient with Jonathan, saying that the decayed infrastructure in the country today was due to neglect by previous administrations.
“The level of the decay in infrastructure has been so enormous that people do not seem to see the efforts Mr President is making to revamp the infrastructure.
“It is going to take time and investment by the government and the private investors to actually turn the power sector around.
“Some of the programmes and projects of Mr President will take a couple of years before you can actually see the effects on the country and the economy.
“The good thing is that we are now on track. That is why we must support Mr President to continue to lead this country to fulfill these aims.
“If we leave him or distort what we have today, it is going to take a long time to begin to plan.
“Somebody that will come again will begin to consider whether to start his own projects or continue with the existing ones.
“He has to bring in a new team and formulate new policies which may differ entirely from what we are having.
“But if we allow the President, he is going to consolidate on the gains of those projects he has already begun.”