A human rights legal luminary based in Jos, Barrister Gyang Zi, has called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to seek the Presidency in 2023 for the sake of peaceful coexistence and prosperity in the country
Barrister Zi, who bemoaned the insecurity situation in the country said former President is capable of uniting Nigeria and observing the rule of law.
Zi who addressed the press in Jos said the country needed Jonathan now citing a pattern of appointment of persons into government offices, infrastructural development schemes and his general attitude towards the country at large.
He said that Jonathan believes so much in Nigeria and that his patriotism informed his willingly conceding power 2015.
Zi said: “We are advocating for Jonathan presidency in 2023 based on the following achievements while in office. Nigeria was listed among the fastest-growing economy in the world; diversification of the economy by developing the agricultural and mining sectors and the introduction of the BVN; and single Treasury Account as a systematic way of fighting corruption.
“He came up with educational reforms, including the establishment of additional universities; granting licences to private persons and bodies to establish private universities and other institutions; the establishment of Almajiri schools in the north etc.
“His effort toward fighting insecurity despite extreme sabotage by opposition and refusal to sell arms to Nigeria by the USA and the international community and conducting a free and fair election as well as relinquishing power in order to save the lives and properties of Nigerians…”
Barrister Zi suggested that the presidency be zoned to the South-East which has been marginalized for long in case Jonathan refuses to contest.
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