Zamfara Turn-out, Great Sign Of Hope For PDP In Northwest – Mu'azu
BEVERLY HILLS, January 21, (THEWILL) – The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Adamu Mu'azu, Tuesday, stated that the huge reception given to the PDP Campaign train in Zamfara State was a ray of hope for the ruling party in the Northwest.
Mu'azu, in a statement issued by his Publicity Secretary, Chief Tony Amadi, said : “The All Progressives Congress deserves accolades for its propaganda machine, but here at Gusau, Zamfara State, in front of millions of adoring PDP supporters who assembled at the Trade Fair ground, the ruling party punctured the propaganda balloon of deceit and misinformation that the opposition has been spreading like wild fire.”
According to Mu'azu, “The important thing is that the people of Zamfara and the rest of Nigeria are happy with the government of President Goodluck Jonathan for the gift of education via the establishment of the Almajiri School System which is a bold and creative approach to the eradication of illiteracy, poverty and all that go with a famished society.
“ To stress government's seriousness about improving the education sector, Mr. President also established the Federal University of Gusau and nine others in the North alone. This is not to mention thousands of kilometers of federal roads, cancer treatment hospital in Gusau, rail transportation and other infrastructure spread across Zamfara and the rest of the Northern states.”
He noted that the opposition has made claims that Jonathan was not working despite the huge amount of projects his government has executed over the past five years.
The PDP national chairman however said that the governor of Katsina State Ibrahim Shema has produced a picturesque magazine called 'Transformation Agenda' – Projects and Programmes, which, according to him, has blown apart the notion that PDP has not performed in its years of governance.
“ I recommend this publication to the APC leadership and its army of propagandists to show that it is the party PDP not APC that is actually the party of change in Nigeria.
“ Who has changed the horizon and given hope to the millions of Northern youths who can now get quality education via the Almajiri school system and nine federal universities sited in the North out of the twelve established throughout Nigeria?
“Is it PDP or APC that did the job?
Who has returned railway lines and trains moving again in the North and other parts of Nigeria after well over thirty decades? Is it a 'non-performing' government?
“What about miles and miles of Federal roads well maintained and new ones built? How can a non-performer transform the country into the biggest economy in Africa, root out corruption in the agro-sector fertilizer distribution, and still made the biggest mark on the Education landscape. As far as the Opposition is concerned, Jonathan has done nothing to deserve re-election,” Mu'azu said.
He nonetheless said that Nigerians know what they want and will decide on February 14 that despite the difficulty posed by Boko Haram insurgency, President Jonathan has done more than enough to earn a return to Aso Rock after the general elections.