THE five South-East states of Anambra, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu leaders, citizens, monarchs and clergies, weekend, converged on Awka in support and call on President Goodluck Jonathan to run for the 2015 presidential election.
The occasion was the first leg of the planned nationwide six geo-political zones rallies organised by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, with South East rally as the kick-off, urging the President to seek the renewal of his mandate.
No fewer than 1.6 million Nigerian electorate from all walks of life had appended their signatures in support of bid to persuade Jonathan to stand for the 2015 general elections. This was disclosed by Mr. Kunle Fagbemi, a director in TAN.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said the President had done more than any of all his predecessors in their first tenure.
The Deputy Speaker of House of Reps, Emeka Ihedioha, noted that 43 senators from the South -East and over 170 lawmakers in the House of Reps have decided to support the President to run for second term.