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Governors ‘ll support Jonathan, says Akala

LAGOS— Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State has assured Dr Goodluck Jonathan of the support and cooperation of State Governors to ensure he succeeds in his new role as the country’s Acting President.

“It was a Nigerian project and all governors will support him. We will not leave him and we cannot leave him,’’ he said.

Alao-Akala told newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos, that it was imperative for all Nigerians to support Jonathan to enable him take the country to greater heights.

The Senate and the House of Representatives had passed a resolution endorsing Jonathan as Acting President, pending the return of President Umaru Yar’Adua from Saudi Arabia, where he has been receiving medical treatment since 23 November 2009.

The governor also commended INEC for performing creditably in the Anambra State gubernatorial election.

“The peaceful conduct of the election by INEC was an indication of what to expect in 2011,’’ he added.


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