A group identified as Youths Earnestly Demand for Goodluck E. Jonathan has asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Jonathan was defeated by Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 election,putting an end to the 16 years of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reign at the center.
The National Chairman of the group, Prince Teddy Omiloli and National Director of Operations, Comrade Douye Daniel, in a statement on Sunday said the former president will tackle the challenges facing the country.
The group explained that Jonathan saw the need to restructure Nigeria while in power and called for a national confab in 2014, but was not allowed to implement it, as he was voted out of office, hence the need to give him another chance.
The statement read in part:“At this point, after a vivid look into the ideologies and activities of our present political players which includes the youths and elders, we saw in Goodluck Jonathan, a true democrat, a nation builder, a divine inspired goal-oriented leader of integrity that has the solution to the present Nigeria problems.
“He (Jonathan) has proven that he can sacrifice anything to ensure the unity, peace and development of our great nation Nigeria.
“We, as youths of this great nation after discovering the Nigerian problems and found the solution in Goodluck Jonathan, we are calling on all Nigerians including our political elites, present administration and religious leaders to join the call for the return of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and also join our #BringbackGEJ project.
“We the youths are ready to purchase President Jonathan’s form in any party he chooses to flag from and we will fund his electioneering campaign from the beginning to end the moment he accepts this divine call.”