President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)
Lagos - President Goodluck Jonathan will continue to protect the interest of the Igbo nation, Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr Ngozi Olejeme has told prominent leaders of the Igbo.
“He will continue to build the infrastructure base of the South- East and appoint Igbos into key positions. He will create an enabling environment for Igbo businesses to flourish without official policy impediments. He will protect the wealth of the Igbos in all parts of the country,” Olejeme said in Abuja.
She said Jonathan remained the best hope for Nigeria judging by his record performance.
During the meeting with Igbo leaders, she praised Jonathan for “injecting honesty, efficiency and competence into the art of governing.”
“A vote for President Goodluck Jonathan is a vote for transparency, accountability, due process, prudent management of scarce resources and development,” Olejeme said in Abuja.
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Olejeme who is also the chairperson of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate empowered locals.
“President Goodluck Jonathan created jobs for many. He guaranteed food sufficiency, made it possible for many women to participate at the highest decision making levels, gave agriculture and solid minerals exploitation due attention, rehabilitated key roads, rail line and airports in the country, implemented the Almajiri school system in the northern part of the country and established 12 federal universities, nine in the north, three in the south.” – CAJ News
She urged Nigerian women to reject political parties that will take steps to return women development to the dark ages by reducing the number of women in political positions.
“The March 28 Presidential Election must be an exercise to take Nigeria to the next level and a direction towards sustained development. We must encourage President Jonathan to continue by voting for PDP,” Olejeme added.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, are projected to offer PDP and Jonathan a stiff challenge.