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Diaspora group backs Jonathan for president

By Peter Okutu
AS the 2011 general election gathers momentum, President Goodluck Jonathan has again received support from Nigerians in Diaspora, particularly in Asia.

This was part of the resolution reached by Nigerians resident in Cambodia, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan.

According to the Asia Coordinator, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Sambo 2011 Project, Kelly Nwodii, who dropped the hint in Abakaliki yesterday, the group has equally inaugurated a team that would ensure that Nigerians are mobilized in support of President Jonathan’s victory come 2011.

Nwodii furthered stressed that members of his group had been directed to arrive Nigeria in January next year to participate fully in the forthcoming voters’ registration.

He noted: “As we go from one country to the other, we have been organizing series of seminars for Nigerians, telling them to come over to Nigeria and be part of the voters registration next year.

“They are very willing about it. I know that by January, there will be massive return of Nigerians to the country in preparation for the elections. Jonathan has wiped tears and shame from Nigerians. I’m proud that he is the president today.

“I am optimistic that Jonathan would win the presidential election. He is the most qualified candidate in the race.”

“For us in the diaspora, he has turned things around for us. Unlike how we were being perceived, the story has now changed. He has made Nigeria to be recognized in Asia. We are behind him and quite 110% confident that he will win.”

According to Nwodii, the challenge of the group has been the constraint of traveling from one country to the other, mobilizing Nigerians to cast their votes for President Jonathan in next year’s general elections.

He added that they’ll remain unrelenting to ensure that the project’s goals were achieved.


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