Former Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has reportedly supported the presidential ambition of Senator David Mark, saying the former Senate president will strengthen the bond of unity in Nigeria.
Goodluck who hosted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant in his Yenogoa residence on Monday, September 24, said Nigeria was in dire need of unity, saying that it would take a man with strength of character and clear conscience like Mark to rebuild and foster unity in Nigeria in 2019.
“We are only existing superficially and this is very dangerous,” he warned.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, the former governor of Bayelsa said that beyond dwindling economy and worsening insecurity, the major problem the next president would face was the challenge of uniting the country and giving every section a sense of belonging.
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Jonathan who threw his weight behind Mark noted that every right thinking Nigerian should crave for peace and unity as “we continue to stay together”.
“Staying together is what everyone desires as the global community respects and values us because of our size and population.
“As president of Nigeria, I worked harmoniously with Mark as President of the Senate. He demonstrated patriotism and loyalty to his fatherland.
“His colleagues admitted that he is a detribalised leader. He is the kind of man the nation needs now.” Jonathan said.
GEJ expressed optimism that the PDP would get it right in 2019 elections.
In his remarks, Senator David Mark said that Nigerians now knew the difference between the former and present administrations.
The lawmaker noted that he possessed the experience, knowledge and skill to bring the nation out of the social and economic malaise within two years if elected.
Meanwhile, in an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Bafarawa vowed to support any PDP candidate that emerge as presidential flag bearer for 2019 election.