The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has sympathized with President Goodluck Jonathan over the current security challenges the country is currently passing through, saying he is the most troubled leader the nation has ever had.
He, therefore, pleaded with Nigerians to pray for Jonathan, saying “he has lost so much weight over Nigeria lately”.
He lamented that he is shedding “much weight over security” challenges bedeviling the nation.
The LP leader noted that while past leaders with all their different shortcomings enjoyed relative peace while in office, the same could not be said of Jonathan so far.
Nwanyanwu said: “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. I really want you to pray for our President.
“Take a look at him on the television; he has lost so much weight due to the insecurity challenge confronting the country.
“Alhaji Shehu Shagari had peace; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo with all his troubles had peace; Umaru Yar’Adua had peace though he was ill.
“But President Jonathan has had no peace from inception. He has lost weight thinking about Nigeria. I urge you to pray for him”, he pleaded.
Nwanyanwu spoke during the inauguration of the LP State Secretariat on Onikolobo road, Abeokuta, which was attended by former Governor Gbenga Daniel; Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko; Chief Sule Onabiyi and thousands of party faithful.
He said the LP will work to actualize Jonathan’s second term ambition in 2015 and urged all party members to support the president.
Also, the National Leader of the party and governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, pledged to rally LP to work for Jonathan.
Mimiko, who noted that he was in Ogun State to reassure all LP loyalists that the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party has been resolved, described the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s infrastructural development drive as an elitist urban renewal project aimed at inflicting untold hardships on the poor masses.
Mimiko said, “Urban renewal is good because when the cities are renewed, it attracts businesses. But the whole essence of attracting businesses is to improve on the socio-economic lives of the people of the state.
“But if the concept of urban renewal is to destroy the means of the livelihood of the people, you destroy their generational heritage, then that renewal is not worth it. Urban renewal must not be at the expense of the masses. It is very good to renew our cities”, he, however, stressed.
Ex-Gov. Daniel, who is the state leader of LP, pledged that if the party wins the governorship election in the Gateway State, all workers sacked by the Amosun administration would be reinstated.
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