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2015 ELECTION: Enugu State Host Rally To Support President Jonathan Today!



The Enugu State Movement for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan (EMJ) is hosting a mega-rally, today, to drum up support for, and seek to persuade the President to accept the challenge to contest next year’s presidential election.
Chairman of the support group, Charles Egungbe, said in an interview, yesterday, that EMJ was a “private sector initiative with robust support from Governor Sullivan Chime. “Today’s rally,” Egungbe said, “cuts across political party lines, and would be an event to remember.
“We expect thousands and thousands of people,” he said, without being specific. “All the 17 local government areas of the state are fully mobilized, including the civil societies, traders, students, among others.”
Vice President Namadi Sambo is expected to represent the President at Enugu rally, according to Egungbe.
In apparent support for the rally, the Enugu State has declared today public holiday, while markets were also directed to be shut to allow residents grace the occasion in numbers. It will hold at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
Egungbe said the rally was particularly to seek to persuade President Jonathan to run again, but would also serve as a demonstration of support for Governor Chime, who, he said, had done so much for Enugu State during the seven years of his administration.
“The message we seek to send across is that Enugu State, without exception, is behind President Jonathan for a second term,” he said. “We are also persuaded that Enugu State is working and that Sullivan will lead the state into a successful transition.”
“Enugu State has decided to back the President all the way and make his second term project a resounding success. We had voted for him in the past, but now, we even want to improve his voting record in Enugu State,” Egungbe added.

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