We Are Missing Ex-President Jonathan – Traders

Almost one and a half years after ex-President Goodluck Jonathan left office, his campaign posters are still displayed in markets in Ebonyi State, including the over 70yrs old Abakaliki main market.

Speaking on Thursday, one of the traders, Celestine Chikodiri, said the traders resolved to retain the posters as a show of love for the former President.

He said, “We like the way Goodluck Jonathan ruled us; his government was good, we like Jonathan administration more than the present government and it is why we decided to leave the posters in the market because we are missing him."

He told The Punch that, “If you look around the market, you will not see campaign posters of any presidential candidate other than Jonathan’s own.

“The Jonathan administration will not be easily forgotten; things were moving smoothly, our businesses were flourishing, civil and public servants were patronising us,’’ he said.

Another trader in the market, Mrs. Nwode Angelina, said the current hardship being experienced in Nigeria had shown that Jonathan was a good ‘husband’ to the nation.

“Today, everybody has seen that he tried for the nation and I am not surprised that his campaign posters are still littering our market.”