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Jonathan Reassures On PDP Victory

Jonathan Reassures On PDP Victory”

The PDP has attracted heavy criticism for its 16-year rule, especially in the build up to the 2015 general elections and since the All Progressives Congress replaced it as the ruling party with the current administration levelling serious allegations of corruption against the Jonathan administration.

Mr Jonathan's comments came at the PDP's non-elective national convention today in Abuja, one month after the Supreme Court resolves the prolonged leadership tussle in the party.

The Special Adviser recalled how former president Jonathan fired two of his ministers in the persons of Professor Barth Nnaji and Stella Oduah just because their names were mentioned in corruption scandal but wondered why President Buhari and APC is still with a Minister of Transport that admitted to have spent $500,000 on a one day dinner for Professor Wole Soyinka and only suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, who was caught red handed looting funds meant for IDPs.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said the PDP would want around when APC would be defeated at the poll. I believe in the PDP. As in [any] human institution, we can not claim to be flawless. No.

The statement angered some APC members and supporters like the director general of Voice of Nigeria (VoN), Osita Okechukwu, who attacked Jonathan and accused him of creating more avenues for corrupt practices in the country. "PDP is back to reclaim its prime position to lead Nigeria to its rightful position", he said.

"God wants us to celebrate in the PDP, that's why there is no rain". Our giant development strides are there for all Nigerians to see. Nigerians want a country that will work for them and they know the PDP can not provide the kind of government that would deliver. "Let us forget the grievances of the past and look to the future with confidence and optimism". "We succeeded in doing that because of the leverage and autonomy we gave to INEC", he said.

The PDP leaders attending the convention include former President Jonathan, former Senate President David Mark, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Governor Fayose of Ekiti State Governor, and former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State. And the bulk of the food we eat in this country is produced along the flood plains of the River Niger and the River Benue. "I was outraged when I heard him proclaim that PDP will return to power in 2019 because of the hunger and poverty ravaging the country", he said.

He said "I learnt that some people said that if PDP had remained in power beyond 2015, the economy would have performed worse".

"But despite the devastating effects of this natural disaster, there were no food shortages or arbitrary increase in prices, because of what we were able to accomplish with our agriculture transformation agenda, which considerably boosted food production".

"So, how can he say that the economy was sound, that it was well managed?"

"If we say that we rekindled hope in our people and regained worldwide goodwill, it is because we pursued a number of policies and programmes that were not only richly rewarding for our people, but were also being copied by many countries across the globe, a few of which I will mention here".

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