Following the release of the 2015 election timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, President Goodluck Jonathan will confer with his kitchen cabinet on whether to run for a second term or not.
The President’s position was made known by his Special Adviser on Inter-party Affairs, Senator Ben Obi who said, “I want Nigerians to understand one thing, I have been on the side of the opposition for very long. Now, I am in the executive, current leadership.”
He continued, “President Jonathan appealed to Nigerians and said he would not discuss politics until 2014. Despite all the pressure mounted on him by the opposition to draw him into politics much earlier than 2014, he resisted it; he continued on the path of governance and maintained that he would say something in 2014”.
“Now we are in 2014. INEC has spoken, we do expect that with all of these, I am sure he will sit with his kitchen cabinet and look at the pros and cons, what his administration has done and then take a position clearly on what the next line of action will be”, he added.