Posted by News Express | 6 February 2015 | 3,322 times
Former captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, held with meeting of various pro-Jonathan groups, drawn from different sectors of the Igbo community in Lagos State, where he sued for violence-free elections.
The meeting took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac Town.
As an ambassador of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s ward-to-ward initiative, Yobo used the opportunity to woo every Igbo indigene to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan. He said his appeal could only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere, where there would be no rancour.
He, therefore, challenged Nigerians, particularly the youths to resist any attempt by those he described as desperate politicians, who might want to use them to foment trouble before, during and after the forthcoming presidential elections.
Yobo advised the electorate not to allow anybody with the intention of causing violence to have their way, stressing that Nigerian youths must stand up and support what is good and say no to evil.
In his words: “All Nigerian youths must work towards a free, fair and violence free elections. Those fanning the embers of war have taken their families abroad. So, don’t be deceived.”
At the event, which was attended by representatives of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), market women, traders’ unions, community development associations, youth organisations, among others, Yobo said part of the essence of the meeting was to convey the good wishes of the President to them for their support.
The former Everton Club star said his support for the President was total, adding that it was his conviction that Jonathan was the best man to lead Nigeria to a greater height.
“He has achieved so much despite the countless distractions, and he has promised to do more. When you hear the President speak, you hear facts, realities and achievements. President Jonathan’s achievements have gone unsung but they are there for all to see,” he said.
Yobo, who said he was a strong supporter of President Jonathan’s re-election bid, maintained that he traveled from Abuja to Lagos to interact as an in-law with Igbo indigene in the state on issues of common good and why they need to cast their votes for Jonathan for the second time.
He thanked TAN’s members and promised to be present with members of the PDP ward-to-ward initiative at the mega rally planned to be organized in Lagos on Sunday by the initiative.
Excerpted from Daily Sun
*Photo shows Yobo in national colour
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