The Movement for the Survival of the Izon Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) on Tuesday, May 10, begged former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to accept the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential forms bought for him by a northern group.
MOSIEND, in a statement on Tuesday, May 10, by its National Secretary Amb. Amain Wiston Cottrell, frowned at a statement claiming that Jonathan rejected the forms.
The group said if true, then it was a hasty decision which did not bear the characteristics of the former President, adding that initial reports that Jonathan had accepted to run on the APC platform brought a lot of excitement to many people across the country.
MOSIEND, however, observed that the accompanying statement by Jonathan’s aide killed the excitement, insisting that the document rejecting the forms was not fully authorised by Jonathan.
MOSIEND said: “Unfortunately, the tempo of celebration was shortlived as a counter story emerged stating that former President Goodluck Jonathan had turned down the forms bought on his behalf.
“MOSIEND disagrees with the statement credited to one of the aides of the former President. First, it is unlike the former President. He is known to always think through any action before giving his position on a matter. So, the hasty statement didn’t emanate from the Jonathan we know.
“Secondly, it is not wrong to have purchased a form on his behalf without recourse to him. Ninety percent of the politicians, who had picked their interest forms claimed that certain groups purchased the forms for them. As MOSIEND we were also gathering funds as well to purchase the forms for him”.
MOSIEND commended the northern group for its courage to purchase the forms for the former President, saying it was a step in the right direction.
He said the gesture was an indication that people earnestly desired the leadership style of Jonathan and wanted him back as their President.
The group said: “Our brothers from the north deserve our thumbs up. They have distinguished themselves as true patriots, who want the unity, stability and progress of Nigeria at all cost.
“We are further emboldened to entreat our father and leader to accept the forms and come out and contest. The call of the masses is a call from God, we have said it in several fora, God is not done with Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s leadership of this country”.