ABUJA—Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Monday, described President Goodluck Jonathan as a symbol of national unity.
According to the governor, President Jonathan had done so much to foster unity among all the ethnic groups across the country, urging his political opponets to thread softly as the President meant well for the nation.
In a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Public Communication, Mr. Ben Onyechere, the governor said: “With contemporary party politics in Nigeria today and matters arising from therein, it has become obvious that the President is a man whose time has come judging from his amiable mannerism in his method of aggregation with regards to contending interests in the nation at large.
“It has become pertinent and unavoidable for every player irrespective of varying platforms to agree on one thing which is that we cannot have two Presidents at the same time for which reason we must be very cautious to preserve the entity of presidency which is the image, substance and gateway to the nation and as such any misdemeanor against the Presidency can adversely affect the economy particularly with the drive for direct foreign investment in the country.
“It has become important to bring to the knowledge of the opposition that their methods of instigation in matters that are internal in PDP is not only nefarious but subterraneous because in politics you don’t always have to blackmail people unnecessarily in order to gain relevance.”
“There is no other person suited for our situation than this President whose devise of solving issues can only be applauded by all and sundry. Its also true that must of the challenges facing this nation today are meant for the development of our polity, economy, and social status because in every challenge ,there is a value which is the reason the president must not be distracted from any quarter be it internal or external because since we are all equal stake holders in the unity of this country.”