By Peter Duru
As the next general elections draw near, the Benue State Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties CNPP,Â Engr. Baba Agan has urged Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to run for the 2011, assuring that Nigerians would support his aspiration.
Agan noted that any attempt to bar Dr. Jonathan from contesting the next presidential elections by the ruling PDP would be unacceptable by Nigerians who have in the last few weeks felt the impact of his visionary leadership qualities.
The Peoples Redemption Party PRP, National Publicity Secretary who spoke to newsmen in Makurdi stressed that the Acting President should be allowed to continue in office beyond 2011 in order to enable him do more for Nigerians.
According to Agan, Nigerians must not be denied purposeful leadership on the basis of the zoning arrangement describing the zoning plot as the bane of Nigeriaâ€™s political experiment.
He added that the zoning formula being propagated by the parties to deny quality candidates from contesting elections in the country was not recognized by the constitution hence should be discarded.
He noted that the present realities of the nationâ€™s political history does not allow for the enthronement of a new president in the country.
Agan explained that Nigerian must resist any attempted to push the Acting President out of office on the grounds of his geopolitical zone of origin.
He said: â€œDr. Goodluk Jonathan has so far not disappointed Nigerians; things are beginning to take shape again in the country and he has shown utmost sincerity in the running of the government hence he should be allowed to contest the next general elections in order to enable him continue with his good worksâ€.
â€œI implore Nigerian to support his emergence because he has exhibited the zeal to take the country to another level of developmentâ€, Agan said.
The opposition leader also urged the opposition in the country to support Dr. Jonathan in his quest to impact on the people stressing that the administration needs the support of all to excel.
Agan further called on Nigerians to support the emergence of the Acting President in 2011 stressing that all the country needs at this time is tangible development and not the so called zoning gamble.