Body Endorses Jonathan, Canvasses Diaspora Voting

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been endorsed for another four-year term by the Nigerians In Diaspora Integration (NIDI) project. This was made known at a press conference by the president of the body, Dr Caro Nwosu, in Abuja.
She said NIDI, under the aegis of Global Crusaders for Growth in Africa, was endorsing Dr Jonathan for another term because he had contributed in making Nigeria more politically stable and therefore investment-friendly. According to her, over $7billion worth of investment had come in, in the last four years; there had been more investment in security and improved quality of life through infrastructural development while Nigeria has emerged the largest economy in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world, with GDP of $510billion during his tenure.
Nwosu who also said food prices had remained stable despite the devaluation of the naira, listed efficient and fast containment of the Ebola Virus, mobile phone increase, provision of 61,000 housing units across Nigeria, Nigeria’s achievement in sports, building of almajiri schools, the emergence of a strong and formidable opposition among the achievements of the Jonathan administration.
She called on all Nigerians especially politicians to watch their utterances, play politics like sportsmen and accept whatever verdict comes so that they do not set Nigeria on fire.
She urged parents to caution their children against being used to foment trouble and that Nigerians should not lend out or sell their permanent voters cards.
She also called for voting rights for the over 20 million Nigerians of voting age in the diaspora saying: “Diaspora voting is overdue; let our rights be protected by the constitution. The Diaspora Commission Bill has been sitting in the National assembly for some years without being passed. We appeal to our government to help in passing the bill.”

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