Group stages 50,000-man march for Goodluck Jonathan in Kano
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Citizens under the aegis of Run-Jonathan-Run, Saturday marched through the streets of Kano to call on former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to join the 2023 presidential race.
Our correspondent reports that participants in the rally were displaying placards with distinct inscriptions meant to be used to appeal to the former Nigerian president to seek return to office.
The placards on display carried messages such as “Mai Gida Goodluck Jonathan, you must run Goodluck Jonathan, we don’t care about party.”
The convener of the rally, Halima Suleiman, explained that their call became necessary, considering the track record of the former president while in office.
According to Halima, Jonathan “is the best hand to take over the mantle of leadership of the country.
“We have realized our mistakes; we are convinced that he is the right hand to take charge and we are of the strong conviction that he will steer the affairs of this great nation to the promised land.
“So far, as far as we know, there is no obstacle from northern Nigeria to the return of Jonathan, he remains the sole credible option before the northern electorate.” Halim said.
Co-convener of the rally, Habibu Mohammed Bako argued that Jonathan achieved great strides while in office despite spending a smaller number of years compared to the incumbent ruling APC led federal government.
“Jonathan is honest, competent and passionate about this great country. We are here to appeal to him to run, he must run.
“We believe his return to office would bring an end to banditry, kidnapping, petty crimes that are caused by poor economic management skills, we want him to run and he must run to restore Nigeria to its glorious days.
Our correspondent reports that the procession that paraded long motorcade and thousands of pedestrians processed from Bristol Hotel through Farm Centre to Zoo Road and Zaria Road.
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