Nigerians will continue to enjoy freedom under my government — Jonathan

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

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday promised Nigerians that they would continue to enjoy freedom as contained in the law of the country under his leadership, if re-elected.

Mr. Jonathan, who is the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the pledge at the PDP campaign in Dutse.

He said freedom was a good ingredient of democracy which every citizen must enjoy, adding that “democracy is all about freedom and any democracy without it is not democracy.’’

The President urged Nigerians to be united and not lose hope in the current challenge bedevilling the country, assuring them that nation would soon overcome terrorism.

He further enjoined the people of the state to vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections, stating that his party had worked at all levels to develop the country.

Mr. Jonathan added that PDP government had established federal and state universities in the state within four years.

According to him, 80 per cent of the state universities in the country are built by PDP-controlled states.

He also pledged to continue to assist farmers in the state in terms of supply of fertiliser and provision of soft loans to boost production.

In his remarks, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa said he would work for the unity of the country and would not support or vote on sentiments.

Mr. Lamido recalled that in 2011 elections, he was called all sorts of names because he supported President Jonathan but said he would not be deterred.

He urged the people of the state not to be intimidated or harassed by anybody but vote for PDP.

The National Chairman of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, urged supporters of the party in the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them to cast their votes.

He urged them to vote for PDP candidates throughout the elections. (NAN)


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