Delta State Elders, Leaders and Stakeholders Forum, a group founded by Ijaw Leader and delegate to the on going National Conference, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election.
The group, which passed vote of confidence on its Chairman, Chief Godwin Ogbetuo, however, warned its members not to support a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, in his aspiration to become Delta State governor in 2015 for engaging Clark in political battle.
Rising from a meeting held in Warri, Delta State, at the weekend, the Chairman of the group, Chief Ogbetuo, said they decided to adopt Jonathan for second term because there are no candidates better than the President.
Ogbetuo maintained that as President for close to three and a half years, Jonathan has performed better than his predecessors who stayed in office for eight years but had nothing to show for it, adding that, in accordance to Nigerian Constitution, Jonathan is fully qualified to contest for second term.
He however warned members of of the group to desist from supporting Orubebe in his ambition to become Delta State governor in 2015. Ogbetuo who described Clark as their father vowed that Orubebe could not fight Clark and expect them to support him in his quest to occupy the state house at Asaba come 2015.