2023: Arewa group backs Jonathan, says it’s call for service

The Arewa Co-ordinator, Jonathan Dawo Dawo Network (Network for the return of Jonathan), Isa Kaskasara, has said that drafting former President Goodluck Jonathan to the 2023 presidential race is a national sacrifice.

In a statement on Monday in Kano, Kaskasara said that the most populous country in Africa was at crossroads, adding that “We need a man of candour, with experience in the areas of self-discipline and national life, to navigate us from troubled water.”

The statement titled, “Why Jonathan’s candidacy is an option for better Nigeria”, said, “our current situation at best can no longer be trusted in the hands of ill-experienced politicians whose contact and influence radiates within shallow boundaries.”

Kaskasara said, “Jonathan is a quintessential statesman whose approach to exercising power and authority had in no small way boosted participatory democracy in Nigeria. At this auspicious time of our national life, we need a personality whose understanding of the polity will guarantee right to stability. Nation building thrives on inherent nationalism, self discipline, and policies that identify limitations of state power.”

According to him, Jonathan’s commitment to nation building was exemplified by non-criticism of sitting and former leaders.

“Managing a secular state like Nigeria is certainly not for the loud mouth, we must recognize the fact that it’s a job for a renowned team player like Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“We in the north were there for him before, and we are set to mobilise resources to bring him back to continue national sacrifice. In effect, we call on Nigerians to join us in this quest for better Nigeria”, Kaskasara said.

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