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Presidency Lists 12 Reasons Why Jonathan Deserves Re-election

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PIC. 10.  PRESIDENT JONATHAN DECLARES HIS INTEREST IN 2015 PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN  ABUJAThe presidency wants Nigerians to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan, and they have given 12 reasons why you should.

According to Punch, the reasons were listed in an article titled, Twelve reasons to support Jonathan, published in the current edition of the in-house magazine of the State House, Abuja, called Villascope.

However, the exact 12 reasons haven’t been listed verbatim by news sources. Only a general overview of the points were given.

Here is a summary:

  • Advances in road construction: The report states that “Jonathan met 4,500km of motorable roads but constructed/rehabilitated 25,000 km of roads.” This helped drastically reduce travel time nationwide.
  • Improved educational infrastructure: Jonathan built 125 Almajiri schools, 14 universities and special schools for girls in 27 states. He gave 101 scholarships to first-class graduates to pursue postgraduate courses in the best 25 universities in the world. He sponsored 7,000 lecturers of federal and state universities and polytechnics for postgraduate studies to improve quality teaching.
  • Railway rehabilitation: Five million Nigerians now travel by train after the present administration rehabilitated the nation’s railway.
  • Increased access to housing: 1,000 housing units have been built in the six geo-political zones of the country.
  • Remodeling of airports
  • A transformed agriculture sector
  • Improved power and water supply
  • Better health facilities and reformed security infrastructures
  • Economic transformation
  • Nigerians’ increased participation in downstream oil sector

26 Comments

  1. omooba

    February 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

    who will vote for thief?mchewwww!!!!

    • honey

      February 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      these peeps should just stop adding power sector to their list of fabricated accomplishments We’ve not had any meaningful power supply in the past 1 year. It has never been this bad.
      If you claim you have achievements that only you and your looters acknowledge, then, you are on your own o.
      And which railway sef, who has ever seen anyone travel or take a selfie of themselves on the locomotive train they keep rambling about?
      These people should better just keep quiet cos the more the open their mouth to spew lies, the more haters they get.
      Hian

  2. Ebony

    February 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Lol, whoever wrote this summary will be such a lazy CV writer.
    President Jonathan actually has more major accomplishments worthy of being listed/summarized compared to the ones highlighted.
    The foundation laid in the power sector for exmple.

    • ada nnewi

      February 19, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Power Sector kee!!! In the past 3 months, we’ve only had about 48 hours of light…That’s less than 30minutes of light a day. if we are to break it down…He has really transformed the power sector in a negative light…

    • Patience

      February 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      If you want to give Jonathan credit for job well done, you need to look at the major issues eating up the country. In this case, Security, Corruption, Unemployment, Power. What has GEJ done in those aspects. If he had placed his priorities right we will not be here arguing about his achievements. We need a corrupt less government fair for the rich and poor. We need jobs for the youths and those who have jobs and running their business need peace to be able pursue their goals. At this point in time Nigeria cries out for a Courageous leader, one who is not afraid to confront evil happenings. Jonathan has shown his best abilities, not good enough. God can make one a president but can’t come down to teach one the nitty gritty of rulership. A child who keeps crawling and refuses to walk needs help. #Shikenan

  3. Takeseveralseats

    February 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Agric sector funds were hardly given to those deserving of them. The funds were given on connection basis. I know cos someone i know very well got access to the funds and used it to import cosmetics

    • dude

      February 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

      #Change

  4. Bleed Blue

    February 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    This is what I’ve heard. From VERY reliable sources:

    They plan to postpone the election again…citing BH and PVC issues.

    They plan to appoint an interim government while the issues are being sorted out.

    I am not comfortable.

    • slim

      February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      according to Jega: I can’t guarantee polls’ll hold on March 28. It means your source is on point.

  5. Awoyo

    February 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I have read the the various comments in support of GEJ, thank goodness we are each entitled to our opinions. I do not care about PDP or APC however what’s bothering me is the blatant disregard of the Rule of Law. Lately, it’s almost becoming the norm. I also hear comments like we have become an investors haven which probably is true. However, with current levels of corruption and poor accountability, all I’ll do as a foreign investor is praise the progress Nigeria’s making to the high heavens, whilst casting an eye on how I can rape the Nation and make my exit accordingly. It’s a no brainer.

    Singapore used to be where we are today but Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew promised to uphold the law and did. With his singular act, he turned around the fortune and destiny of the nation. Today, they are ranked as giants worldwide. Sadly, our President has not lived up to expectation and sometimes I am ashamed that this is who we have at the helm of affairs. The level of lawlessness is now alarming. As a country, we cannot make significant progress except for the minority few benefiting at the expense of the blood and sweat of millions of Nigerians. Notable examples are:

    – Ekitigate. Despite concrete evidence in the public domain, our President claims this is fake and the Army has kept mute

    – Pardoned Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, our President’s Boss who is wanted in the UK for jumping bail

    – Awarded Comrade Abba Moro a National honour. He was the Minister of the Interior when the immigration recruitment exercise that led to the death of scores of unemployed youths was carried out

    – Publicly supported the loser of the Governors Forum who polled 16 votes to the winner’s 19

    – Making statements like, ‘I don’t give a damn’, ‘Stealing isn’t corruption’

    – Ensuring that the elections were postponed under the excuse of poor circulation of PVC and security issues

    – Kept quiet when the current Inspector General of Police refused to recognise the authority of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in the House of Assembly

    I can go on. However we must look out for the future of our children and the unborn generation. If we continue in this manner it won’t be long before we implode. All in the name of greed, money and power.

    • niola

      February 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Seems like you hacked into my account and stole the draft of my comments.. Well all I have to add is full stop.

    • Awoyo

      February 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      @Niola, I guess we are patriotic Nigerians thinking of how our country could be a better Nation. I’m sorry I presented my comments before you did.

  6. nnenne

    February 19, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    If APC had the best interest of Nigeria at heart, they would never have appointed Buhari as their presidential candidate.
    A man robs a bank to take money to settle his mother’s hospital bill.Does that mean he is not a criminal?
    Buhari toppled a democratically elected government for whatever reason. An act regarded as treason. Is he not a criminal?
    Why Buhari is being thrown at us when there are qualified Nigerians to do this job, even in the north.
    As an elderly statesman, who happen to be from the north and a favorite of Boko Haram, in what ways has he helped to curb insurgency?
    Citizens who love their country do not wait to be presidents before they work for their country.

    When 9/11 happened, all the political parties, even past presidents came together for the common good. Ours Is Different.
    Buhari has refused to come out to tell Nigerians how he plans to curb corruption. Please note that corruption cuts across all classes of people in Nigeria, not just presidents.

    In absence of any other formidable candidate, am sticking with GEJ. The devil I know is better than the angel I don’t know.

    • Tar

      February 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      What a pity… And sticking with the ‘devil’ is why this country will never see progress or any semblance of positive change. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    • Steve

      February 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Does that mean that PDP doesn’t have any other credible candidate than GEJ? They could have projected someone else and not a failed leader that is about to send our country to ruins. Ya’ll should just own up, it’s not about Buhari, it’s about sentiments and tribalism. They can list one thousand things GEJ has done but sadly they can’t beat their chest and say the lives and properties of Nigerians is daily secured and this makes whatever they are listing as achievements useless and unimportant… It also shows their level of insensitivity towards issues plaguing the nation or level of incompetence of incompetence in tackling it.

    • ceetoo

      February 19, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Ask your “Devil” to do the right thing and conduct elections… So you can vote your “Devil” and we our “Angel”. If your Devil wins he can continue the mismanagement of the country resources like he has done this far. If our Angel wins we see what they have to offer. But let him conduct elections and save Nigeria from running into destruction… Oh I forgot the Devil only comes to kill , steal and destroy.

    • concerned

      February 19, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      That doesn’t make sense in this context. GEJ is the devil we know because he’s been president before. Buhari is also a devil we know because he’s been president before. In fact, they are both demons. So which is which?

    • ufuoma

      February 19, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      Gbam!gbamer!!gbamest!!!u have said ut all

  7. Emmanuel

    February 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    There is an indirect online poll going on here and GEJ appear an outright winner. Not like all the manupulated polls APC has been sponsoring. When the DDay comes we shall know.

    • Takeseveralseats

      February 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      olodo ni e!! Did you bother to read the comments and see who it favoured the most. Oh i forgot, you belong to the 16 is greater than 19 group.

  8. Truthbetold

    February 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Let BUhari just win this election.. simple and short. If GEJ did much we would not have to get the presidency to list it but Nigerians would be the ones talking about it themselves. And that has not happened.

  9. feisty

    February 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    The question is, how have the poor benefited from these? Increase in power sector? Okay

  10. ufuoma

    February 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Gej Gej Gej Gej Gej Gej Gej.victory all d way.woooohooooo

  11. Sunshine

    February 20, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Well, I have 4 major reasons GEJ should not be reelected. 1) #bringbackour girls. 2) Stealing is not corruption 3) His pledge not to recontest in 2015 4) No electricity in the first 4 years of his presidency as promised

  12. bimbo

    February 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

    That awkward moment when GEJ’s achievements are listed and u begin to wonder…am I in congo??

  13. Bola

    February 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Awoyo, you nailed it. APTLY Put! Please permit me to copy a portion on my FB page?

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