President Goodluck Jonathan has been warned by his kinsmen under the auspices of the Forum of Past Youth Leaders of ethnic nationalities in the South South zone not to contest the 2015 general election, Vanguard reports.
The ex-youth leaders threatened that if the President decided to go ahead and contest the 2015 general elections, he will not receive their blessing.
The warning was contained in a statement signed by the chairman, Alhaji Mumakai Unagha and secretary, Ekpo Ukong, and was issued on Monday at the end of an emergency meeting in Calabar.
“The youth leaders also resolved to mobilize all stakeholders in the region against him come 2015,” they said. “The youth leaders agreed for two million youth rally in Abuja on 30th of August and towards the end, a 15-man sensitization and mobilization committee to reach out to other youth leaders across the geo-political zones in the country were constituted.”
The forum at the meeting rejected the 18 per cent derivation recommended by the National Conference as well as the bases for creation of 18 new states. They said the new states should be created on the principle of derivation.
Meanwhile, the forum’s call is against the backdrop of the recent endorsement by the South-South governors and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whom directed President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election in the 2015 presidential election.