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Neighbour2Neighbour demands compensation for its ‘voluntary’ effort in GEJ/Sambo 2011 campaign

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Neighbour2Neighbour demands compensation for its ‘voluntary’ effort in GEJ/Sambo 2011 campaign

by Dare Lawal

Neighbour2Neighbour (N2N), one of the main mobilisation groups which worked hard towards the election of President Jonathan in 2011 is now demanding for compensation from Aso Rock, even though it had always been assumed that their work was voluntary.

Actually it is the foot soldiers who are demanding for the compensation, as the main faces of the group have already been sufficiently compensated.

The initiator of the project, Stella Odua, is now Nigeria’s aviation minister, while its coordinator, Mike Omeri, has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency.

But the 36  state coordinators under the aegis of the Forum of N2N state coordinators have written a letter to its national officers asking for formal compensation for the role they played in the victory of Goodluck/Sambo campaign in the 2011 presidential poll.

According to reports, the state coordinators have been at loggerheads “with some senior aides  of President Goodluck Jonathan who are the national officers of N2N over the delay in fulfilling the promises they made to the state coordinators that they will be accommodated in the government of President Jonathan.”

N2N was a most useful tool for the president during his 2011 campaigns. Also, in 2012 when the president removed subsidy on fuel, N2N mounted intense media propaganda for weeks, hailing the move and vilifying some of the opponents of the subsidy removal.

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