Browsing the web this weekend, I discovered a Facebook page, as well as a website for a ‘Goodluck Support Group USA – DC/MD/VA’. With elections due in Nigeria next year, Goodluck Jonathan’s party the, People’s Democratic Party, has been rocked by a wave of prominent defections and the abrupt resignation of its Chairman. On the international scene, Jonathan has been widely criticized for signing anti-gay legislation.
It certainly seems like Jonathan is in need of some support and good luck. I don’t see too many specifics on the support group, but they plan to host a politics and pancakes breakfast, hold mobilization meetings, and a town hall gathering in June (which as the Sierra Leone government learned in Silver Spring, has the potential to backfire). They are also soliciting volunteers.