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“Why I Deserve Re-Election” Says Jonathan    

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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said he deserved re-election because it is

only his administration that has programmes for a progressive future for

Addressing a mammoth crowd of Deltans and other Nigerians who turned out

for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential rally in Asaba, Delta

State yesterday (04/02/2015), the President stated that his administration

believed in the unity of Nigeria and a country which will take its pride

of place in the comity of nations.
According to him, his administration has empowered Nigerian youths and

provided programmes that will position the youths and women for future

While noting that Delta State through his administration's efforts is

playing host to the first Maritime University in Africa, the President

also, stated that the state was host to a 16 billion dollar gas city

project which would generate employment opportunities for Delta youths and

“We want to make sure that our people go to school that is why we are

building the Maritime University in the state, the first in Africa, we are

also building the 16 billion dollars gas city in the state, the biggest

oil and gas investment in Africa,” the President said, asserting, “the

Maritime University will train our youths to take the rightful place in

the Maritime Industry in the world while the Gas City project will provide

employment for our teeming youths.”
He reiterated that the programmes were designed for Nigerian youths to be

equipped for the future, disclosing that his administration has also,

empowered those who are in the entertainment industry who were ignored

before his administration came into office.
President Jonathan who used the occasion of the visit to the state to

commission an ultra-modern Government House constructed by Governor

Emmanuel Uduaghan's administration, praised the Governor for being

people-oriented in his programmes and policies.
He urged Deltans and Nigerians in general to vote massively for the PDP in

the elections, stating that there is no other political party that is

thinking and working towards a more united and developed Nigeria than the

The Vice-President, Arch. Namadi Sambo at the rally said, re-electing

President Goodluck Jonathan would be in tune with modern trend where

leaders of countries are less than sixty years of age.

He stated that President Jonathan has to a large extent, addressed the

issue of power and has revived the railway lines while the Chairman of the

PDP, Dr Adamu Muazu thanked President for his commitment to the unity of

Also, Mrs Patience Jonathan urged the women in particular to vote for

President Jonathan stating that the President has given the women voice in

his administration and there is no other President who will empower women

and youths more than President Jonathan.
Governor Uduaghan assured the President of the votes of all Deltans for

the PDP noting that President Jonathan deserves re-election because of the

success of his human capital development programmes which has seen

Nigerian youths excelling in sports, entertainment, education, among other

The Governor stated that Deltans were among the greatest beneficiaries of

the Human Capital Development programmes of the President because “more

than 80 per cent of those in the entertainment industry – actors,

comedians, musicians, and those in sports are from Delta State that is why

our girls won gold medals at the Commonwealth games.”

Others who spoke at the occasion include the PDP governorship candidate in

Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Cross Rivers State,

Senator Liyel Imoke, his Bayelsa State counterpart, Mr Seriake Dickson,

former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, former Chairman of the

PDP, Senator Ahmadu Ali, Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Steve Oru, urged Deltans in

particular to vote for PDP.
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