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Awka agog as group holds rally for Jonathan

17 August 2014, 15:34

Awka - The popular Ekwueme Square in Awka was filled beyond capacity as the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), on Saturday, held a rally to persuade President Goodluck Jonathan to contest 2015 presidential election.


The rally was the first in the South East in the series of rallies planned for the six geo-political zones to urge Jonathan to contest for second term as well as enlighten Nigerians on the achievements of his administration.

Prof. Chinedu Nebo, the Minister of Power, said the Transformation Agenda was still on course, adding that Jonathan had done well to propel the economy of the country to greatness.

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Nebo said the energy sector, which had been privatised, was now better positioned to supply power to drive the economy.

According to the minister, alternative energy sources are also being harnessed to take care of the rural areas.

“President Jonathan has created stable macro-economic environment, best destination for Foreign Direct Investments and a business environment with best return on investments.”

“Our energy sector has been transformed through the privatisation and more than 1000 engineers have been employed in the sector,” he said.

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A chieftain of PDP, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, said Jonathan had done a lot for the Igbo people to deserve their support.

Iwuanyanwu said successive governments had paid lip service to the principles of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation which formed the bedrock of post-civil war Nigeria.

He noted that it was only Jonathan that had demonstrated genuine effort and political will to give every part of the country equal sense of belonging.

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra said he was impressed by the turnout of people at the rally, adding that it was a sign of huge acceptance among the people.

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Obiano, represented by Oseloka Obaze, the Secretary to the State Government, assured the President of the support of Anambra people and urged him to continue his good work as contained in the transformation agenda.

Responding, President Jonathan thanked TAN and the entire South East and assured them that his government would continue to be focused in order to build a better nation.

The President, represented by his Special Assistant on Inter-Party Matters, Sen. Ben Obi, said he would consider their demands.

-    NAN


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