Monday, 5 November 2012

2015 general election: ‘Constitution allows Jonathan to contest’

AHEAD of the 2015 general election in Nigeria,  a traditional ruler is seeking support for President Goodluck Jonathan for a second tenure because, according to him, it is his constitutional right.
The royal father, who is the traditional ruler of Nawfia community ancient Kingdom in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, spoke to newsmen at his palace last weekend, implored Nigerians to support President Jonathan come 2015, since the constitution allowed him to contest.
On rotational presidency, he said it was non-constitutional, though being applied. He added that it would  not allow Nigerians to produce the best from the galaxy of well educated and experienced politicians in the country, who were expected to declare their  interest to contest.
According to the Igwe,  since the constitution of Nigeria allowed any president of the country to go for a second tenure, “I am asking the people of the country to allow Jonathan to contest for the office again if he is interested.”

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