In what appears to be an endorsement to participate in the 2015 Presidential election, the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr Fredrick Fasheun has stated that President Goodluck Jonathan should contest the forthcoming presidential poll.

Speaking to journalists after a meeting with the Special Adviser to the President on Niger delta, the leader of the OPC, Dr Fasehun asked Nigerians to give the administration of President Jonathan a chance to bring development to the country.

Dr Fasehun had earlier requested the President to give the congress an opportunity to protect petroleum product pipelines from vandalisation.

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku used the opportunity of the meeting to pass on the appreciation of the President to the south west for the votes that he got from the region during the 2011 presidential election.