GEJ’s 59th Birthday– As Goodluck Ebele Jonathan celebrates his 59th birthday, calls have increased for his return as president.
Peoples Democratic Party under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, says that Nigerians really wants a change in power; they want Jonathan back as president.
In a congratulatory birthday message from the party, Makarfi described Jonathan as the light that transformed the nation; yet “willingly conceded power to the opposition in the interest of peace and democracy.” He said Jonathan’s legacy and personality is worthy of emulation.
“In less than two years of leaving office, Nigerians are yearning and crying for your return especially as your successor who won the 2015 presidential election on the altar of propaganda and lies against your administration has done no better since he took over from you on May 29, 2015.”
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For GEJ’s 59th birthday celebration, a host of dignitaries were present. Fani-Kayode wished him a happy birthday and stated that his legacy as president has shown that “African leaders can be competent, kind, gentle, humane and selfless.”
In the last 1 week, several occasions presented themselves where Nigerians bluntly requested Buhari to step down.
Goodluck reportedly received a Hero’s welcome from Sokoto residents. The former president had gone to the state to commiserate with the Dasuki family over the loss of their father and former sultan of Sokoto.
On getting to the location, an incredible number of youths trooped out to welcome him. On their placards were written messages such as “Come Back Baba Jonathan”.
In reaction to the incident, a pro-democratic group, the Wailing Wailers called on Buhari to step down, citing that the people’s call for Jonathan’s return is proof enough that he was not doing well.
“We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time within the week to honorably resign and return back to his farm in Daura for retirement.”
In an official statement, the democratic group accused the incumbent President of inefficiency in handling the economy and welfare of the nation.
“It is glaring that Mr. President does not have any solution to the lingering economic woes, hardship and suffering that has befallen the country. We cannot continue to take it that all is well when the economic situation in the country is critically disastrous.”
“The repeat of 1984 brutal and violent rulership is panning out in 2016”
The statement demanded the youths to say no to “docility and demand for #BuhariMustGo”.