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2015 Polls: Jonathan’s Sterling Performance In Economy, PDP’s Cutting Edge To Victory – Mu’azu

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Adamu MuazuNational chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, has said that the sterling performances of President Goodluck Jonathan in the area of the economy will give the party a cutting edge over other political parties during the forthcoming general elections.

Mu’azu, in a statement by his Press Secretary, Tony Amadi, said: “Whether anyone likes it or not, it is the performance of the Peoples Democratic Party in the economy that will give us the cutting edge to victory in the 2015 Presidential, gubernatorial and other parliamentary elections next month.

“Nigeria didn’t just become the biggest economy in Africa by propaganda or by any fluke. It happened because of a deliberate plan by the Jonathan administration to bolster the economic standing of our country.

“I challenge the opposition to a debate on the economy, the very crucial indices for measurement of a successful government seeking re-election in most advanced democracies of the world.

“That our economy is rated above South Africa is not therefore a miracle, it was the target that President Jonathan gave the economic team led by our Minister of Finance Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and they achieved the objective with flying colours”.

According to the PDP national chairman, “It was the economic team that spearheaded the intensification of agricultural solution to the diversification of our political economy from oil to food and agricultural production on a large scale.

“This is why our country is now producing enough food to feed the nation, exporting the excess and earning foreign exchange. PDP controlled states have tapped into the Federal Government food programme resulting in Dry Season farming, heavy rice production in states with natural advantages in food production.

“Government has also invested huge sums to prop APC states with similar advantage”, he said.

Mu’azu pointed out that it is the successful management of Nigeria’s economy that is encouraging investors to pour in from Europe, America and Asia, particularly China, adding, “I want to take the opportunity of this press statement to appeal to the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill, better known as PIB because of the added boost it will give the economy.

“Our opponents in this election have no clue on economic management. The APC have never told us how they will change a winning economic formula that is already on ground and acknowledged worldwide. What they intend to do to our economy is to return it to the archaic counter trade formula that they used to run down the economy when their presidential candidate called the shots at Dodan Barracks as head of state in 1985”.

Faulting the comments attributed to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) that he should not be judged by his past records as military head of state, Mu’azu said, “They say we should not judge them on their past record, but how else can they be judged other than through the work they have done in the past. The Jonathan administration is proud of its past record and is happy to be judged by it. Why will an Opposition party who claim that they are agents of change not be judged on their past record in government.

“What change can they produce without reference to their past record? As far as the economy of Nigeria is concerned today, the present administration of President Jonathan is running on a clear record of good performance and should be voted in for a second term‎”.

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  1. sandra edafe

    February 15, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Goodluck Jonathan administration is the one behind the revival of the dead automotive industry in Nigeria. Global auto giants like Peugeot, Nissan and Hyundai now either assemble or wholly manufacture small cars, Sport Utility Vehicles, trucks and buses at various locations in Nigeria. In addition to that, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM), Nigeria’s flagship indigenous automaker, has begun the sale of their first made-in-Nigeria cars and SUVs in August 2014.

  2. steve fashola

    February 15, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    the voice of the people is the voice of GOD, and its GEJ we all want

  3. Ada nick

    February 15, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    . Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria became the first country in West Africa to host the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2014. It was also the most successful World Economic Forum for Africa (WEFA) in history, boasting of a global reach of 2.1 billion people according to estimates, so vote wisely, vote GEJ

  4. Kelvin Akpobome

    February 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Mr Adamu Mu’azu has spoken very well, all eyes have seen and all ears have heard the good works of GEJ

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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