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NLC President Supports Jonathan For 2015

In view of the 2015 general election, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Comrade AbdulWaheed Omar, has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan has every right to run for second term.

Omar who spoke with reporters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,said he didn’t see anything wrong in Jonathan contesting for re-election.

“It is now up to Nigerians, the electorate to decide if he has performed well to vote for him but as far as I am concerned, as a Nigerian and the sitting president, he can contest for the highest position which is presidency. “it is up to President Goodluck Jonathan and the government to ensure that we have a free and fair election that is credible and acceptable to people,” he said.

The NLC president also described the political heat in the country occasioned by preparations towards 2015 polls as normal anywhere in the world.

“As the general election is approaching, the polity will be heated. What we should be on the lookout for is what people will be saying and how they would go about carrying out their activities. As long as things go the normal way, whereby freedom of expression and association is granted to everybody, there would be no visible victimisation,” he stated.

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