Youths and students bodies in the Niger Delta have said they would embark on a one million-man match in Abuja to rally support and persuade President Goodluck Jonathan to seek a second tenure in the 2015 elections.
The youths and students, under the aegis of Niger Delta Youth Leaders Council, said they were also ready to purchase the nomination form for Jonathan under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chairman of the of Niger Delta Youth Leaders Council, Mr. Ebis Orubebe, who led the youth leaders on a courtesy visit to the Special Assistant on Youth Matters to the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. George Turnah, said the march would hold on July 16.
He explained that on the rally day, all the states would mobilise one million Niger Delta youths to match and show the world that the youths were supportive of the President in spite of the security challenges and distractions he faced.
According to Orubebe, “Time has come for us as youth leaders to tell this country Nigeria what we have been seeing in Jonathan’s administration, especially the distractions and to say that we are no longer comfortable with it.
“Our bothers in the North have decided to distract Mr. President so that he would not give this country the needed leadership that is expected of him.
“Therefore, our youths have come to say that enough of the Boko Haram and enough of these distractions. The Niger Delta youths have come together to say no to these and that we will do anything humanly possible to protect the president.
“The youths of this region have come up en masse to ensure that the second tenure of President Jonathan is safe-guarded by us. Nobody, no amount of intimidation can stop the youths of this country from this region from supporting Mr. President,” he declared.