By Citizens platform
The former military governor of Plateau State, Major General Lawrence Onoja (rtd), has stated that the Middle belt is strongly in support of President Jonathan running for a second term in office in the 2015 elections.
Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, Onoja stated that President Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally entitled to a second term.
The former military governor also said as far as the 2015 is concerned, groups like the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF) do not speak for the entire north.
He added that although every group has a right to agitate for power, the Middle Belt would show solidarity to Jonathan ahead of the 2015 presidency because being a president from the minority tribe, the Middle Belt also has been treated as a minority in the North.
On the question of power shift to the North, Onoja said it is not yet time. He noted that when President Jonathan “finishes his second term in 2019, then other areas or blocks can now begin to agitate for power shift. I think it is only fair to allow Mr. President do his second term.”
He further dispelled insinuations that the entire North is united on the demand for power to return to the region, saying it is a misconception.
Source: Citizens Platform
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