By Emmanuel Adeleke
Supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, stormed his private office in Abuja, asking him to join the 2023 presidential race.
The group, made up of men, women and youths were seen with posters and leaflets demanding that the former president join the race.
A spokesman for the group, Mayor Samuel, who is also the convener of Youth Compatriots of Nigeria, said: “We were deceived and brainwashed by those who claimed they could do it in 2015.
“Now, we know better, under Jonathan the minimum wage could buy one or two bags of rice. What do we have today? We are begging President Jonathan to forgive us, we have realised our mistakes, we want him back to complete what he started,” he said
Some of the posters which bore Jonathan’s pictures, read: “GoodLuck Jonathan,you must run”, “We need you to restore Nigeria.”
The supporters argue that the former president has the template to restore Nigeria’s pride and give all Nigerians a sense of belonging.
Some other groups had also called on Jonathan to contest.
The Nigerian Young Professionals in Diaspora (NYPD), on Thursday, gave Jonathan one week ultimatum to declare for presidency or risked being sued.
The convener of the group, Arc. Oladipo Akande, in a statement made available to newsmen, stated that it was imperative for the Jonathan to throw his hat into the ring without further delay.
The group which comprises of young professionals in diaspora is made up of Nigerians who are based in different countries.