Only PDP can protect Nigeria’s unity, advancement — Anenih

Tony Anenih
Tony Anenih

The National Campaign Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tony Anenih, has said Nigeria’s unity and advancement can only be protected by the party.

He also declared the party’s candidate in the February 14 presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan, as the best among the lots seeking to occupy the nation’s topmost political office.

In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Anenih, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, BoT, said in the run-up to the presidential contest, some Nigerians at home and abroad were already questioning the ability of the country to conduct the election without exacerbating her existing fault lines and plunging the country into violence and chaos.

Acknowledging that these concerns were not without foundation, he said he had no reservation whatsoever in assuring Nigerians that, whatever the odds may be, Nigeria would keep moving forward in unity.

“As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, I am unwavering in my belief that the unity and advancement of our country is better protected by the PDP than by any other party,” Mr. Anenih said.

“In the past four presidential elections, many of you, my fellow compatriots, agreed with me and voted our party to victory. For this privilege you’ve repeatedly given our party to steer the ship of state since our nation’s return to democracy in 1999, I thank you once more. I am also calling on you, fellow compatriots from the North, South, East and West, to once again vote the PDP in 2015.”

The campaign adviser stated that it was a matter of verifiable fact that the PDP, besides faithfully discharging its foremost duty to Nigeria of sustaining a stable, functional state, had recorded many achievements in agriculture, aviation, education, roads, railways, Industrialisation, women and youth empowerment and many other areas.

Mr. Anenih however conceded that there was a need to build more on what the federal administration had already begun.

He stated, “Indeed, it is precisely because we need to build more on what we’ve already done that we seek the support and mandate of Nigerians from the North, South, East and West to once again vote President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for a second term in office and the PDP in order to keep moving Nigeria forward in unity.”

The PDP chieftain noted that in the heat of the ongoing campaign, it was easy for significant accomplishments recorded by the Jonathan-led PDP government to go unremarked.

He noted that very few speak about the revolution in Almajiri Education in the North brought about by the president, which had so far seen the completion and commencement of more than 150 purpose-built schools integrating Almajiris into the regular education scheme while many more of these schools were under construction.

Additionally, Mr. Anenih said fewer people speak about how Mr. Jonathan had completed the dredging of the lower River Niger from Baro in Niger State to Warri in Delta State.

According to him, over 6.7 million passengers and over 1.6 million tonnes of cargo had been moved through this channel in less than three years, proving that Nigerians from the North and South were travelling and trading with one another and should stand together to ensure that was kept moving forward in unity.

He also reminded Nigerians that the PDP had successfully carried out a strategic restructuring of what was largely a state-run economy to a free-market economy, thereby engendering greater human development, free enterprise and irreversible economic expansion.

“These policies have created new jobs and empowered Nigerians from the North, South, East and West, thereby fostering more inclusive economic growth, especially in Agriculture and the Small and Medium Enterprises sector through programmes such as SURE-P and YouWin,” he said.

“It is a universally-acknowledged principle that inclusive economic growth for the populace is the best guarantee that we have not only for our political and democratic stability, but also in ensuring that Nigeria keeps moving forward in unity.”

Mr. Anenih said with the support of Nigerians and a renewed mandate at the polls, “President Jonathan who is the best candidate in the forthcoming presidential election and the PDP shall redouble their efforts to stem the evil tide of terrorism and insurgency, fast track greater access to qualitative education across the country, pursue an even more aggressive infrastructure development programme, while still safeguarding the democratic ideals of free speech and liberty which we all enjoy today.”

He urged Nigerians to turn out en-masse to vote the PDP presidential candidate “irrespective of tribe, religion, region, or political affiliation, to eschew all forms of mudslinging, disorder, and violence.

“Let us prove the naysayers wrong. Let us show the world that as Nigerians, regardless of our differences, we are determined that Nigeria must keep moving forward in unity!”


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  • tundemash

    Pa Anenih .. na only you waka come ?
    How far with N300b road repair money you embezzled as Minister of Works under OBJ. Youa re all scared of jai under a Buhari Presidency hence u had to come out too . Sorry too little too late. My advise, start negotiating your jail terms, you have just 17 more days !

  • BREAKING NEWS

    PLEASE TOLD HARIFORGER OF APC

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Look who’s talking.,,

  • Truthometer

    PDP will protect Nigeria’s unity and advancement by criminally plundering the treasury and mercilesslyunleashing boko haram on its citizens. Thanks and no thanks. Vote for GMB!

    • Anieta Usman

      lets call a spade a spade, is everybody responsibilities

  • anneedu

    No party has good interest for nigeria but destruction

  • Gaskiya

    This man looks very sick. Why can’t he retire and enjoy the last part of his life. You hate Nigerian youths and they hate you too.

    • Anieta Usman

      nt even sick bt also old to go and rest

  • richkid

    This man buhari is too old to rule he should be counting his achievements and that of his children not contesting. When we the leaders of tomorrow rule our own. GEJ please continue

    • Anieta Usman

      GEJ forward forever, backward never, #GEJ4Naija

      • Leslie

        GEJ forward never, backward ever,#GMB4Nigeria.

    • Anieta Usman

      my brother true talk, seriously, I don’t really kno what is looking for at the age of 72

  • sammyctu ode

    Anenih, I know you cannot read and write anymore because you are already senile, remember those days when you will say there is no vacancy in aso rock, these days, they have shut off your mouth, you are not useful to pdp, you are no more relevant because pdp knows you cant win any vote at your village ward level. The GREAT CURRENT GOVERNOR OF EDO STATE HA MADE YOU SO IRRELEVANT IN POLITICS.

  • Ayelala

    This fossil has been around the corridors of the presidency since the early period of Babangida’s regime.he was there during IBB, abacha,Abubakar,Obasanjo,yaradua and now GEJ. He stands for nothing but dictatorship and the abuse of power.
    What value has he added to this country? Even by using the minio yardstick common to most Nigerian of road building,

  • hawa bello

    it is no longer new that president Jonathan has been putting in his best to make Nigeria a better place since he became the president of this country, and he has been able to transform different sectors of the economy e.g. the power, education and agricultural sector has been greatly transform. he has also been able to generate several programme that has serve as a source of employment. like the SUREP and the YOUWIN program has been able to create employment. and all these has been carry out under the PDP leadership.

    • Oro Sunnunkun

      Maybe you have power only in your house and not every other person’s. What are you talking about? What about all the decays in ALL the sectors? Economy in shambles, insecurity the order of the day, unemployment, corruption at high places while he watch somewhere else, kidnapping/abduction etc etc… He has failed! Let him go. Leave sentiments and politics aside.

  • hawa bello

    it is no longer new that president Jonathan has been putting in his best to make Nigeria a better place since he became the president of this country, and he has been able to transform different sectors of the economy e.g. the power, education and agricultural sector has been greatly transform. he has also been able to generate several programme that has serve as a source of employment. like the SUREP and the YOUWIN program has been able to create employment. and all these has been carry out under the PDP leadership.#GEJ4Naija

  • Akinwande Kolawole

    At Buhari’s age ,one would have thought that he would be playing similar role to that of Tony Anenih. Instead the grandpa want to govern us at over 80 years of age. Quite a shame that Buhari couldn’t mentor the younger generation to assume leadership positions. I’m just watching PDP campaign now in Akure,amazed by the line of young people. In APC all you see is grandfathers. Greedy grandfathers who doesn’t believe in the youths. PDP all the way jare.

    • Oro Sunnunkun

      If Tony Anenih is your mentor in whatever capacity, then what future do you have?

  • Danladee

    I am not surprise that Anenih hasn’t said his repeated mantra of ‘there is no vacancy in Aso Rock’. The handwriting is there for the discerning mind to see. PDP’s time has run-out. eyya!!!!

  • Oro Sunnunkun

    Old man, you are a liar. You have hobnobbed with virtually every governments that have failed. You are no longer relevant. This time around, this is one of the assignments you will be unable to ‘fix’. Nigeria unity cannot be championed on empty promises, insecurity, inaction and on corruption. Can you please retire and play with your grandchildren quietly with your ill acquired wealth?

  • jessica nma

    Tru talk, PDP is the only solution 2015

  • jessica nma

    Let’s bring peace to Nigeria by joining our hands together to vote GEJ 2015

  • jessica nma

    It will be too disastrous for us to loose PDP at this time. Vote GEJ 2015

  • jessica nma

    Only a brilliant man, with the spirit of a preacher and humble heart of a kindly family doctor can lead us now. Vote GEJ 2015