2023: The political process is still underway, so keep an eye out, Jonathan tells protestors.
It had been reported how pro-Jonathan protesters stormed his Abuja private office, demanding he contest in the forthcoming presidential election.
“We were duped and indoctrinated by people who promised they could achieve it in 2015,” said Mayor Samuel, who is also the convener of the Youth Compatriots of Nigeria.
“Now that we know better, the minimum salary under Jonathan could purchase one or two bags of rice.” Today, what do we have? We’re imploring President Jonathan to pardon us; we’ve recognized our errors, and we’d like him to return to finish what he started.
Responding to them, Jonathan asked Nigerian youths to show greater interest in the nation’s political process.
The former President said it was time for youths to take advantage of the Not Too Young To Run Act to participate actively in the electoral process.
He said he was aware that they were “here to ask me to declare,” but he said, “I cannot declare because some process are still ongoing.”
“Yes you are calling me to come and declare for the next election, I cannot tell I’m declaring. The political process is ongoing just watch out. The key role you must play is that Nigeria must get somebody that will carry young people along.”