Lady Chy Oriaku, PhD,, the founder of Female Bishops and Crowned Women Peace Initiative (FBCWPI) has stated the resolve of her group to support President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan come 2915. She made this disclosure at the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) Summit held in Abuja.
The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Alkali, disclosed that over 8000 groups now support GSG.
Alkali said, “The preliminary observation from the report of the team is that contrary to our earlier position that there were about 3,000 groups rooting for Mr. President, we now have more than 7,000 support groups nationwide all calling on President Jonathan to declare for the Presidential race.
“Indeed, initially we printed 5,000 forms that were distributed to the NGOs and other Support Groups but the forms soon ran out and we had to print additional 2,000.
“As I am speaking to you now we have at least another 1,000 groups demanding to be screened”.
Alkali added that “with the report of the Screening and Evaluation Committee now submitted to us we are going to the next level, that is to say, we shall undertake content analysis of the reports with a view to properly positioning the various support groups for the challenges of the 2015 general election.
“We want to assure every support group irrespective of their sizes, from two-man group to 20 million-man group that they are all important to us and we shall carry them along”.
The political adviser, however, appealed to the group to start the “process of stepping down the structure and operations of their organisations to the Zonal, State, Local Government Areas up to the Ward level.