by Rachel Ogbu
2015 Presidential campaign posters of President Goodluck Jonathan has been spotted in parts of Ogun, western Nigeria.
Although the President has not officially announced he would run, the appearance of these photos are fuelling already circulated rumours that he is ready to re-contest despite “internal wranglings in his political party (PDP) and allegations ranging from corruption to tyranny.”
The poster is said to read a very affirmative message. “Continuity is ok, tomorrow will be far better. It is now or never.”
Nigerian Eye reports:
Though the President is yet to publicly state if he plans to return, analysts say his body language says it all.
Moreover, some people, including ex-militants, believed to be beneficiaries of his government had often declared that Jonathan must run for a second term.
One of such loyalists, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, who had maintained that the country would be ungovernable if Nigerians fail to support Jonathan in 2015, reportedly gave in recently declaring that under a free and fair election, Jonathan, a Niger-Deltan, would lose.
Also, the President is facing a serious heat from his party, as five governors in the party recently defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, while others are demanding the removal of the PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo last week levelled serious allegations against President Jonathan, who he assisted to become the President.
One of such allegations was that due to the President’s desperation for 2015, he already has 1000 politicians on his watch list while training snipers for use during the coming election.