TAN Denies Supporting Ambode

TANThe Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, has denied news making the rounds that their Coordinator, Ifeanyi Ubah, is to lead a delegation of Igbo leaders to the palace of the Oba of Lagos in solidarity with the APC governorship candidate, Akinwumi Ambode.

Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah said that it was malicious and uncharitable to link him with such moves knowing his support for the PDP.

He added that the PDP has given its members in Lagos the opportunity to be legislators at the federal level and so it wasn’t time to dump the party.

The Coordinator of TAN and six newly elected House of Representatives members in Lagos, just barely a week after they got their mandate, called a press conference, to address the issues bothering them.

They said that they were being taunted for supporting the PDP.

“I was inundated with calls and text messages that I am leading some Igbo leaders to His Majesty’s palace – Oba of Lagos, to endorse Ambode Akinwumi.

“I want to state categorically that this is untrue. I Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah or management of TAN have not endorsed Akinwumi as at today, 5th of April 2015,” Mr Ubah said.

TAN held a mega rally just days before the presidential election, where they demonstrated their support for the PDP but there have been questions regarding their loyalty after the APC won the presidential election.

Mr Ubah exlained: “I want to state that I have been threatened. My family and my business have been threatened.

“While considering that I have no skeleton in my cupboard and I have no regrets for the role and the support I have given to Dr Ebele Goodluck, I want to make it clear that I have reported these threats to the appropriate authorities and to international communities and agencies for record purposes and necessary action.

“It is my wish that all politicians will emulate the statesmanship act displayed by Mr President during the just-concluded presidential election.”

In a few days, the governorship elections would hold across the states of the federation. This is an event touted to produce many surprises but the TAN Coordinator says they are PDP in spirit, soul and body, at least for now.

Transformation Ambassadors Gather 17Million Signatures For Jonathan

Transformation Ambassadors The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, have gathered over 17million signatures from the nationwide rally organised in support of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, announced this while handing over the document to the Vice President Namadi Sambo at the grand finale held in Abuja.

While receiving the documents, the Vice President commended the support group for the nationwide rally and stated that President Goodluck Jonathan would respond to the call in no time.

“The signatures represent the confidence Nigerians have in the administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

“They also show the President’s acceptability and popularity across the country. It is good that Nigerians appreciate the efforts of Mr. President in the areas of education, aviation, trade and investment, agriculture, security, roads and many others,” the Vice President said.

From each geo polictical zone of the country, representatives delivered motivating speeches, all with one goal of presenting President Jonathan as their presidential candidate in 2015.

PDP governors, led by the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and also Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Goodswill Akpabio, were also present to add their voices to the call for President Jonathan to run for a second term.

Some of the serving ministers also seized the opportunity to reel out the achievements of the Jonathan administration, with the Minister for Agriculture, Akinwumi Adeshina, and the Minister For Petroleum Resources, Diezian Alson Madueke leading the pack.

As the 2015 elections draw closer, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria have remained optimistic that in the coming days, President Jonathan would heed their call and respond in the affirmative.

 

TAN Rally: North-east Region Supports Jonathan For Second Term

North-east_TAN_RallyDelegates of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) from the north-east, represented by six states have pronounced their allegiance for President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he is the answer to Nigeria’s problems.

A million people had already put pen to paper in the north-east urging President Jonathan to seek a second term as president.

The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, expressed the regions gratitude to President Jonathan for putting citizens from the region into various strategic positions under his administration.

“We are grateful to President Jonathan for the transformation of our state in different facets of live, particularly in the construction of roads and the development of various institutions in the state.

“From all indication, we have seen everything on ground to show that the security situation in the north-east, particularly in Adamawa will be a thing of the past,” he said.

Governor Fintiri said that the region would support President Jonathan if he decided to run for a second term in office, pledging that the state would make history in 2015, as “a state that will give the highest vote to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan continues in Aso Rock”.

APGA Endorses Jonathan For Second Term, As TAN Rallies South-South

APGA-TANSolidarity for President Goodluck Jonathan has started pouring in from different quarters.

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria and members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, both have endorsed President Jonathan for a second term.

At different rallies held in Port Harcourt and Anambra State, both groups unanimously agreed that one good term deserves another.

Thousands of transformation ambassadors gathered at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt Rivers State to ask the President to re-contest the presidency come 2015.APGA

It was the third in the nationwide solidarity campaign for the President’s re-election bid in 2015, organized by the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria.

With solidarity songs and placards displaying their love, delegates from the South South region of Nigeria took turns to climb the podium as they pledged their allegiance to the man they call an agent of change.

Millions also signed the big book to show their seriousness in backing President Jonathan for another term. So far over 4 million signatures from the South-South region have been gathered.

Meanwhile, in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, South-East Nigeria, it was a different gathering but one that tells the same story.

APGAMembers of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, gathered to rally the support of their members to endorse President Jonathan for a second term.

The National Chairman of the party, Victor Umeh, while speaking at the rally said, “Ever since 2011, APGA has remained a strategic partner to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in Nigeria.

“We have, as party leaders, at various times, spoken unequivocally of our support for President Goodluck Jonathan.

“In 2013, there was a governorship election in Anambra State, and from what we have seen in Nigeria under President Goodluck Jonathan’s watch, credible and free election is now the order of the day…Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.”

The party, therefore, believes that one good term deserves another.

“Looking at the political template in Nigeria today, we are certain that President Goodluck Jonathan needs to be re-elected for another 4 years in office,” Umeh told the gathering.

South-East’s TAN Endorses Jonathan For 2015

Goodluck JonathanThe Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) in the south-east has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as a candidate they will support in the 2015 presidential election, asking him to declare his interest to run.

At a rally of the group held on Saturday in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, Senators, ministers, governors and other top government officials from the south-east states and the Federal Government gave their support to the President.

Addressing the crowd at the rally, the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, listed the achievements of the President and said he deserved to be given the chance to continue his transformation agenda.

“We have gathered here to demand from the President Goodluck Jonathan, one who has distinguished himself as a preeminent visionary leader, to declare and run for and be elected as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2015.

“President Goodluck’s Transformation Agenda has remained on course. The President has brought so much good to our country,” the Minister stressed.

He pointed out that under President Jonathan, Nigeria had witnessed an unprecedented economic growth and had become Africa’s largest economy.

Professor Nebo further stressed that Nigeria’s macro-economic indices was stable, making Nigeria the number one destination for foreign direct investment in the world.

All the achievements, he said, were enough to earn President Jonathan a second term in office.

Some other achievements of the President listed by other persons that spoke include the second Niger Bridge and good roads in the south-east.

At the end of the rally, the south-east members of TAN handed a document containing the request of the group and the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the Presidential candidate that the region will support in the 2015 general elections to the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria. Senator Pius Ayim.

Presidency Says Not Behind Jonathan Posters, Jingles

Jonathan_PostersThe Presidency says it is not behind the posters and television jingles that have been encouraging President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2015 presidential election.

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Professor Rufai Alkali, speaking in Abuja, said that individuals and groups who want the President to continue in office, were responsible for the media messages.

He applauded the President for having kept his promise to make votes count in Nigeria, as observed in the just concluded Osun State governorship election.

The presidential aide, however, also encouraged Nigerians to be more vigilant as the 2015 general elections get closer.

A non-governmental organisation, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), has reportedly pasted several Jonathan posters in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, urging President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election.

They have, through the posters and and jingles in the electronic media, suggested that the second term in office would enable him consolidate on his successes and complete key transformation projects he already started.