Jonathan promises to ‘minimize’ terrorism if re-elected

Former Nigeria`s, President Goodluck Jonathan
Former president Goodluck Jonathan campaigning. Pic used to illustrate the story.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Osogbo said his administration, would reduce the challenges of terrorism in the country if re-elected.

Mr. Jonathan, who made the promise at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, said the security challenges in the country would not be forever.

“This terrorism cannot last forever. If my administration is re-elected, terror will be minimal,’’ he said.

On unemployment, Mr. Jonathan said he would create two million jobs on a yearly basis if re-elected.

Mr. Jonathan, who said that 1.8 million youths entered into labour market on a yearly basis, said his administration would continue to tackle the issue of unemployment in the country.

The President then urged the people of the state to vote for him during the Feb.14 presidential election.

He said his administration’s transformation programme in the railway sector, agriculture, electricity among others, was enough to earn him a second term in office.

According to him, his administration will do more for the development of the country if re-elected.

“We are not saying this because we want to win the election but because our party stands for development,’’ he added.

Earlier, Vice President Namadi Sambo had called for the support of the people during the election.

Mr. Sambo said the President‘s transformation agenda in the area of electricity, education, agriculture among others, was enough for him to win the election.

Those who attended the rally include the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mua’zu, PDP BOT Chairman, Tony Anenih, and Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo.

Others are Jerry Gana and Amadu Ali, the Director General, PDP Presidential Campaign Committee.

(NAN)

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