Former President Goodluck Jonathan has indicated that he will be supporting the Presidential ambition of former Senate President, David Mark, as he described him as a bond that will ensure unity in the country.
While stating that Nigeria need unity to circumvent her numerous challenges, the former president, who hosted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant in his Yenogoa residence said that it would take a man with strength of character and clear conscience like Mark to rebuild and foster unity in Nigeria in 2019.
Jonathan, who asserted that Nigeria existence is superficially, noted that every right thinking Nigerian should crave for peace and unity as “we continue to stay together”.
He said that beyond dwindling economy and worsening insecurity, the major problem the next president would face was the challenge of uniting the country and giving every section a sense of belonging.
“Staying together is what everyone desires as the global community respects and values us because of our size and population.
“As president of Nigeria, I worked harmoniously with Mark as President of the Senate. He demonstrated patriotism and loyalty to his fatherland.
“His colleagues admitted that he is a detribalised leader. He is the kind of man the nation needs now.” Jonathan said.
According to The Nation, former president expressed optimism that the PDP would get it right in 2019 elections.
He further stated that Benue senator has what it take to get Nigeria out of the problem the country is in.
Sen. Zainab Kure, Director General of David Mark Campaign organization, while speaking earlier, had extol the good leadership of the former president, while also appreciating him for the sacrifices he made to ensure the country is united.
He added that Nigerians are lucky to have him as their statesman and a former president.