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Please vote for me, President Jonathan begs North

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the North, particularly the North-East geo-political zone, to bolster and vote in favor of him on Saturday.


Jonathan in a letter titled, ‘My dear Arewa brothers and sisters’, which he by and by marked, said it would be unjustifiable for anybody at fault him for the Boko Haram danger which brought about the demise of more than 15,000 Nigerians.

The President conceded that his organization at first disparaged the danger and that was the reason the terrorists had the capacity to execute numerous Nigerians.

He included that the danger was aggravated by the absence of military hardware.


He said,

“I do understand that my first duty to you at this time is to rid the entire North of the menace of Boko Haram and secure your lives and property. You and I know that nothing in Nigeria’s past prepared us for the unprecedented reign of unmitigated terror, mayhem and destruction which these murderous terrorists have visited on parts of our country.

“The initial slowness in effectively responding to the threat was as a result of the asymmetrical nature of the war on terror and the need for us to properly equip our security agencies for the successful prosecution of the war. “Given the recent successes recorded by our Armed Forces with your cooperation and patriotic support, the cooperation of our neighbours as well as the laudable gallantry of security agents, I am confident that in the shortest possible time, the menace of Boko Haram would have been eliminated for good.”

Jonathan’s inability to curb terrorism had made him very unpopular in some northern states to the extent that he was stoned in some of the states while he was campaigning. Jonathan said he and the people of the South-South geo-political zone supported his late predecessor, Umaru Yar’Adua who was from the North.

He, therefore, urged them to do the same for him.

He said,

Because Nigeria today is in desperate need of stability, I plead with you to join me in building on the foundation of the traditional alliance between us which has always served to keep Nigeria one strong, united and prosperous nation,” he said.

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