Jonathan vows to reclaim areas seized by Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday vowed that the Federal Government would regain parts of the country seized by the Boko Haram terror group.

Mr. Jonathan gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to traditional rulers in Epe, near Lagos.

“I have made all the tools and machineries available to fight Boko Haram.

“I want to ensure that Boko Haram will not disturb or cause any violence during the forthcoming elections.’’

He said that he would ensure that the election would be free and fair.

Mr. Jonathan promised to support Epe people by providing them with power plant that would boost their power supply.

“I am aware that power supply has been the major challenge in Epe community. I will assist in boosting your power supply”.

He also pledged that the Federal Government would complete the ongoing seaport and free trade zone project in Epe.

Earlier, Oba Akeem Adesanya, the Alara of Ilara, a community in Epe, offered prayers for Mr. Jonathan.

Mr. Adesanya, who is also Chairman of Traditional Rulers in the Epe Division, described Mr. Jonathan’s achievements as laudable.


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He pleaded with the president to keep his promise to Epe people when re-elected.

The PDP Governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, said the presidential visit would assist in the development of Epe Division and Lagos State in general.

He said Mr. Jonathan was a grassroots man who recognised and respected traditional rulers.

“Traditional rulers are the grassroots people that know more about their community.

“It is, therefore, important to work in collaboration with them to develop the rural and urban areas.’’

Mr. Agbaje promised to move Lagos State forward if elected.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Adamu Muazu; former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi; former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel and ministerial nominee, Musiliu Obanikoro, attended the event.



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