January 21, 2014

Ogun LP endorses Jonathan for second term


ABEOKUTA — The Labour Party, LP,  in Ogun State, yesterday, pledged to work for the victory  of President  Goodluck Jonathan in his re- election bid, urging him to declare his interest to contest the 2015 presidential election.

Ogun LP State Secretary, Sunday Oginni stated this while addressing newsmen during a meeting of the party members from the 20 local government areas of the state, in Abeokuta.

According to the party it would be in the interest of the country if the president “recontests for a second term to enable him to complete his unfinished works.

“We (LP supporters), have the freedom to support any candidate and to us the best President Nigeria has ever had is President  Jonathan; so we will support him in 2015.

“Besides, he has been so good and magnanimous even to the opposition. If not for him (Jonathan), Ondo State Governor, (Olusegun Mimiko) would have been rigged out during the governorship election. Again during the Anambra governorship election too, he ensured free and fair election.

“Nigeria is blessed with a President who is fair to all. We must all work for him at the wards, local governments and state levels,” he said.
Earlier the Ogun LP Chairman, Olabode Simeon stressed that contrary to speculations, he remained the party’s state chairman “until another state congress is held to elect new officers.”

The party boss who alleged that some people were making attempts to perpetuate  “illegalities” within the party, assured that so long as he  remained the chairman he would ensure all decisions followed the due process.