2015: As Jonathan declares Tuesday, PDP says he’s best for Nigeria

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says tomorrow’s declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election is an immeasurable boost on the collective aspiration of millions of members of the party for the greatness of Nigeria through the continuity of the quiet, all sector transformation of the nation.

The PDP said “the champion, the best of them all is on the stage”, inviting the opposition to a free, fair and non-violent contest.

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, Monday, said the unanimous endorsement of the President for a second term by the party, “a decision anchored firmly on the overriding necessity for an unmitigated protection of the national interest against the backdrop of sectional and selfish machinations squirming from the ranks of opposition, “is a case for a total support from all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.

It further said the acceptance of the offer made to him by the party after weeks of wide consultation and deep thought for national service, culminating in tomorrow’s declaration, is a significant fresh assurance of better days ahead from a President who does more and talks less.

“Here, therefore, we re-present to Nigeria, a President who in 2011 promised “he would not win our affection by promises of things he would do “and has gone ahead to fulfill such through dynamic examples in humility, selflessness and re-engineering of the nation’s human and material infrastructures”.

“We present for re-election, the President who has achieved more in four years despite deliberate attempts to derail his focus, than any Nigerian leader, military or civilian has recorded in the same number of years”.

The statement added that the PDP was proud that the efforts of the President have been complemented at the state level by the brilliance of the PDP state governors whose dedication to the improvement of the lots of the people has proved beyond all doubts, the merits of democracy as the best form of government.

It said the sterling performance of PDP governors abound in all PDP states citing Akwa Ibom and Jigawa states, where Governors Godswill Obot Akpabio and Sule Lamido respectively have turned hitherto insignificant spots on the map of Nigeria into national and international destinations.

“In all these, we challenge the opposition to prove us wrong. We challenge that no Nigerian in good conscience will deny that the PDP has significantly taken the nation far away from the tethers of backwaters it was in fifteen years ago.

“We challenge that breaking away from the yoke of a pariah nation, from the stranglehold of a debtor nation- the noose of Paris club and the opening up of Nigeria via an uninterrupted 15 years of democracy, the fresh air of freedom, the rule of law, transparency and due process, the magic of modern information and communication technology and above all, the centripetal pull on the unity of the nation by the PDP as the only truly national political party do not deserve continuity.”

“Again, we state, we are the best. We hold the best and we represent the best.”


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  • Jika

    At the end of the day Nigerians will decide through their votes.May we have a free,fair,transparent and credible elections that will usher in the best for Nigeria and Nigerians.

    • George

      Like the ones you people have been having in TINUBU LAGOS

      • Jika

        Please try to be reasonable.Is there anything in my post that suggested partisanship?Why can’t we make contributions without resorting to sentiments and innuendos?It is really sickening.

  • dave

    He is the best for PDP.Nigerians through a free and fair election will decide who is the best.

  • Truthometer

    Na by force? Ok, We sensible majority Nigerian says , he is not the best for us. Haba!

    • George

      we will know who are majority soon

  • Dr. Kay

    He is not even the best in Bayelsa. He is clueless , thoughtless ,tactless, inept, out of depth, uninspiring , divisive,and of course a Dumbo. PDP continue to deceive yourself, this man is not fit to even run a street, if don’t have it ,you don’t and Dumbo Jonathan ain’t got it!

    • G4

      very uninspiring, there is no speech he has made that gives one any confidence its like the murmuring of a houseboy.

      • George

        IF you cannot get confidence from his speech revert back to the apple of Ota speeches

  • Lorgic

    This can almost be mistaken for a farewell speech from GEJ/PDP after 15 years of misrule.

  • Amaka

    Is this not a shame that a person with the attitude and intellect of Jonathan is the best that Nigeria can offer? Iroko tree vs rotten wood!

  • me

    This man metuh is confirmed sick.

  • olawale

    #JONATHANMUSTGO…CHANGES We smell

  • MushinSpeaks

    May we not see another four years of Jonathan! God forbids he is our next President.

    Under his watch 20.3 million youths between the ages of 15-35 are jobless
    47.8 million Nigerians are jobless
    Nigeria records 300,000 deaths per year as a result of Malaria
    810,000 children die before the age of 5
    Only 1.5% of our entire population has health insurance coverage
    75% of Nigerians have no access to primary health care
    26 of every 100 kidnapping cases globally occur in Nigeria
    112.5million Nigerian are poor and live below $2 per day

    How many more to say?

    • George

      You better hang yourself quickly not to see him for the next four years because he is there already.

      Please when hanging yourself take TINUBU ALONG

      • Ebola or Gej

        Change for sure. Just try and count these comments and see those against and for! Surely the difference is clear and indication of jonathan bad governance and change. No room for rigging as Burkina Faso is an example for massive revolution should pdp tries to rig.Wishing you BAD LUCK

  • Ebola or Gej

    Best in terms of corruption, incompetency, clueless, sniper killings and genocide,and unemployment, Oh God may we see to the end of this government come 2015.

  • Giganto

    If you go by the psyche of an average Nigerian especially our acceptance of corruption in governance, I can’t disagree with the PDP on this aspect. However, in a civilised society people like Gbadluck Ebola Jonothing has no business coming to closer to seat of power due to his extreme level of ignorance of leadership let alone to occupy it.

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    “Without security, there is no government. So it is not debatable, it is something we have to addressed and we are working towards that with vigour. But if I’m voted into power within the next four years, the issue of power will become a thing of the past. Four years is enough for anyone in power to make significant improvement and if I can’t improve on power within this period, it then means I cannot do anything even if I am there for the next four years.” (GEJ, 2011)

    No be me dey talk, na Mr. President o!

    Jonathan said this while interacting with Nigerians mainly diplomats working in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, and the African Union, AU, in Addis-Ababa.

  • ogechi

    Jonathan is Mumulizing&totOlinting