2015: C’River Group Issues Jonathan Ultimatum to Declare or Face Court Action

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President Jonathan
President Jonathan

The Cross River Consensus CRC, a group of politicians spearheaded by a former member of the House of Representative representing Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency, Mr. Paul Adah, has threatened to drag President Jonathan to Court if he does not declare his intention to run for a second term in 2015 within the next three months.

Handing the ultimatum in a press statement issued in Calabar and made available to CrossRiverWatch, The group accused Jonathan of foot dragging on making public his intention on such a matter of national importance.

They urged the President to summon courage and step out to openly declare his intention to run for a second term in office come 2015.

Part of the statement signed by the CRC Director General, Mr. Paul Adah, reads: “Considering the positive steps taken so far to turn around our economy through the on-going transformation program, we urge him (Jonathan) to quickly declare for his legitimate second term in office, or we shall compel him through a legal instrument of Order of Mandamus.

“We are getting close to 2015 general elections; it is high time the President took the bull by the horn by coming out in full force to offer himself to Nigerians for another four year service as early as possible.

“In advanced countries, presidential campaigns take longer time; but here, we wait for the dying minute to declare.”

“We support zoning and that is why we are for Jonathan, because, it is the turn of the South South since we have not tasted power before now.

“So, Nigerians should be patient and allow us to finish our turn before going to any other zone.

“Every zone has the legitimate right to lead this country. Therefore, nobody or group of persons should think they
have sole right to push out the incumbent president, because he is from a minority.”

The group also called on Governor Imoke to discountenance the antics of some persons who are working to scuttle his promise to hand over to a governor from the northern part of the State and ensure he keeps his promise to maintain harmony and accommodation of marginalized sections of the state.

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