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Large DIASPORA Jonathan support group begins massive call to family members in Nigeria to vote for Jonathan

 The largest Nigeria
Diaspora support group for President Goodluck Jonathan in America has embarked
on a 10-day massive telephone call to reach millions of Nigerians back home to
cast their votes for the reelection of Goodluck Jonathan back in office for a
second term. 

This was made known in New
York by the Chairman of the Diaspora Nigerians in America, Dr. Chika Onyeani,
whose group has been working tirelessly with Nigerians in America and Canada to
educate them about the great accomplishments of the President and why he needs
to be reelected.  It will be recalled that the group held the
“Goodluck Jonathan Appreciation Day” in August, last year.
“There are millions of
Nigerians abroad who support Goodluck Jonathan, but whose family members may
have been misinformed about Jonathan’s accomplishments. 
“The task is for each
Nigerian abroad to get on to their phones and talk to their family members to ensure
they have picked up their PVCs, and if they are not already supporters of the
President, to convince them to vote for him. 
“Also, there has been a lot
of propaganda on behalf of Gen. Buhari by former associates of President Barack
Obama, who most of us have supported financially in his campaign and voted for,
and we have been countering that in every way we could, especially through our
own media outlets.
“It is obvious that
Nigerians in the Diaspora cannot vote in this election, but we can get millions
of Nigerians in the Diaspora to call back home to their relatives – fathers,
mothers, sisters, brothers and others – to ensure that they have collected
their PVCs and convince them to vote for Goodluck Jonathan,” said Dr.
He said, “Nigerians in
the Diaspora know that, though they are unable to vote this year, that they
would have the opportunity to vote in 2019, because of the initiative that
President Jonathan put through the proceedings of the National Conference,
which recommended the process.
“It is unfortunate
that some Nigerians have decided to judge Jonathan on two things only, Boko
Haram and Chibok girls, orchestrated by the Boko Haram that was established to
destabilize the Jonathan administration,” Onyeani said. 
He added that, “But Diaspora
Nigerians in America believe that one of the greatest achievements of Goodluck
Jonathan is laying a solid foundation for the growth of democracy in Africa’s
most populous country. 
“Look at the flourishing
opposition group, look at flourishing media houses that are able to write and
publish all kinds denigrating attacks on the Jonathan administration without
hindrance, look at state governors declaring a holiday because a presidential
candidate is visiting the state and the governor was not challenged. 
These are the makings of a solid foundation for democratic growth.
“Also those of us in
the Diaspora cannot forget the pride of Nigerians on how the Jonathan
administration moved quickly to stanch the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, saving
thousands from infection and death, putting Nigeria on a pedestal of being a
country to emulate on how to contain the Ebola disease.  Every Nigerian
abroad was extremely happy to be identified as a Nigerian.  Goodluck
Jonathan must be commended for having saved Nigerians the unfortunate fate that
befell on other Africans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
“In this period of the
observation of the International Day of Women, the Diaspora Nigerians in
America noted with pride the hundreds of high-powered women that Jonathan has
appointed to his administration.  It is without a doubt one of the most
commendable aspects of President Jonathan in recognizing the abilities and
contributions of women.  Women members of the Diaspora Nigerians in
America have enthusiastically endorsed and urged women in Nigeria to go out en
masse and vote for Jonathan.  Also, a delegation of Diaspora Nigerians
will be in Nigeria to convey our message to Mr. President.
“Jonathan has
accomplished so much for Nigeria and Nigerians too numerous to put all here,
but we intend to be on the radio on Saturday morning at 12 am to broadcast and
accept individuals who agree that Jonathan deserves to return to office for a
second term.  You can listen on WPAT-AM 930 in the New York region (NY,
NJ, CT) or logon to Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc. — WPAT 930AM at
12 midnight Friday night or 12 am Saturday morning.  The number to reach
the radio station studio for call-ins is 212-219-9695,” he said.
The Special Coordinator for
Africa Diaspora, former Ambassador Vincent Okobi, who attended the National
Conference as representative of the African Diaspora, has on his part, urged
Nigerians living in the neighboring states to ensure that they are registered
to vote, have collected their PVCs and must return to Nigeria to vote for
President Jonathan.

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