Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the epicen ~ TUNJI OMIRIN
Abuja - The Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr Ngozi Olejeme has urged Nigerians to vote for incumbent Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to enhance the country’s economic growth, development and unity.
She made the call in Abuja as she received prominent political leaders from Delta State in Abuja ahead of next month’s elections.
“Dr Goodluck Jonathan is a good listener and knows his task of governing the country. He is the only presidential candidate that can lead Nigeria to greater heights. He will make Nigeria a better place and a global economic power,” she said.
Olejeme, who is also chairperson of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), assured Nigerians that Jonathan would stick to the policy of transparency and accountability.
“Jonathan will accelerate economic transformation in his second term through investment in critical infrastructure projects so as to drive economic growth.”
According to Olejeme, Jonathan will pay special attention to education and health, building a strong economy as well as focus on communication, transport, electric power provision, security and potable water supply to the highest level.
He will create jobs and ensure that resources are equitably distributed and an enabling and conducive business environment provided.
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“He will continue to work on good governance, which is an essential part of economic growth and development. He will continue to champion economic diplomacy, promote the growth of local businesses.”
She urged Nigerians, particularly public servants, civil society, youth, women’s groups and traditional leaders to support the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate.
Jonathan’s biggest test for re-election will come from Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.
“Dr Goodluck Jonathan deserves our support in order to complete what he has started,” Olejeme said.
– CAJ News
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