Ndi-Igbo in USA Endorse Jonathan



By Geoffrey Nzeadibe

The Igbos under the aegis of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. (PNF USA) have called on Nigerians to rally around President Goodluck Jonathan by giving him maximum support to finish out two terms.

After a high intensity deliberation and consultations, the executive council, Ndi-Igbo in the United States unequivocally and strongly support President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his re-election bid.
We strongly endorse President Jonathan and we call on all Nigerians to please rally around
 Jonathan by giving him maximum support to finish out two terms.

 Not only that President Goodluk Jonathan showed a tremendous leadership in curbing Ebola in
Nigeria for the World Health Organization to declare Nigeria Ebola-free, we have noticed with pride President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda with its economic benefits to the nation.

We are particularly happy with the construction of over thousands of kilometer of roads in all six geopolitical zones nation-wide; the commencement and early construction of the construction of the 2nd Niger bridge; the ongoing reconstruction of the Lagos/Ibadan  expressway; the revamping of the Nigeria  Railway system such that rails now run between Lagos and Kano and Lagos Abeokuta, while construction work goes on at the Eastern corridor between Port Harcourt and Maiduguri as well as a new line between Abuja and Kaduna; as well as the ongoing construction of the Abuja light rail. 
 
In the same token, we commend you for the completion of the dredging of the lower River Niger an establishment of Ports and other complementary infrastructure; and your particular transformation of the agricultural sector such that Nigeria’s food import of $11bn has started declining; several rice mills
have been established; dry season rice farming has created thousands of jobs, while corruption has been reduced through the electronic wallet system for distribution of fertilizers to real farmers.

Under President Jonathan, we have noticed that on the macro-economic level, Nigeria is now the biggest economy in Africa with a GDP of over $510bn and the 26th biggest economy in the world and the economy is among the 10 fastest growing economies in the world with a growth rate of nearly 7%. There many other accomplishments of Jonathan to reward him for a second term. President Jonathan carried every Nigerian along. The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has a history of tribal politics.

Also, Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation, (PNF-USA,Inc.) is demanding from the Federal government of Nigeria a
swift justices against the terrorist group called “Boko Haram” . PNF-USA, Inc. has heard most of the atrocities being committed against Nigerians in general and particularly against Ndi-Igbo and we demand an immediate stop to it.  Protection of lives and properties of Nigerians is the seminal job of the federal government of Nigeria and Mr. President.
However, this is not the time to change leadership. Nigerians cannot reward individuals with the presidency of the country for sabotaging the progress of the nation.  Jonathan has been working hard to curb corruption and wage a fierce war against Boko Haram. But he has met conspiracy and sabotage at every step of the way.
 We have honestly not seen a constructive criticism against Jonathan and in the absent of a 3rd candidate, our way out will rest on President Jonathan, who is working diligently to set Nigeria
 in the right path.
 Given the two options Nigerians are left with, any vote or support for General Buhari means pouring old wine in a new bottle; that will be bad for Nigeria. Both General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator and his core supporters who exited PDP after running down the party and the country at large
but has nothing new to offer have switched or jumped ship to APC and will continue with their corrupt practices should they have a chance at the leadership of the country. Fellow Nigerians, let us remain
 with President Jonathan for the safety and posterity of our country.
  
We plead for a violence-free election. We want our democracy to keep growing stronger. As a result, we encourage all Nigerians to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan, a democrat who understands the
 democratic principles. He is a leader who carries everyone along regardless of tribe or religious
 affiliation.
  A political pressure group, the Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation is a national organization with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, United States. PNF USA, Incorporated, founded 14 years ago, is a platform for the articulation, development, promotion, and protection of the common/political interests of Ndi-Igbo in particular and Nigeria in general.
 
   Geoffrey Nzeadibe is the National Chairman, PNF USA, Inc.