The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku has called on Nigerians to re- elect President Goodluck Jonathan to continue the good work he had started.
Ishaku made this remarks through his media aid, Mr. Emmanuel Iffe on Saturday in an interview with Daily Times in Abuja noting that President had done creditably well in the cashless economy, aviation, road construction and transportation, describing corruption as a worldwide problem.
Arch. Darius said the achievements of the President had been fairly and effectively and that Jonathan has achieved more in the last four years than his predecessors.
“A person does not have to be a saint to serve his people meritorious,’’ he added. He urged Nigerians to pray for peaceful general elections and to feel free to exercise their franchise by voting for their candidates and ensure that their votes were counted.
“I do believe in the legacy of the transformation agenda. The president has done so well; The youth under Jonathan’s administration now have their own power, they have their own beliefs and they should understand that they have their rights in their own hands. They should follow what Mr. President has started”.
Ishaku pointed out the achievements of the President Jonathan administration namely, respect for the rule of law; strong support for due process; improvement of road networks more than any of his predecessors; revitalisation of the railway system; restoration of the agricultural products system and improving of the education sector; and therefore urged Nigerians to rally round the president for the second term.
He said “He has done well in revitalising the railway system in the country, improving the road network in the country more than any other administration before him, transformed the agricultural production system by increasing the tonnage of rice produced locally thus reducing the import”.
According to him, President Jonathan has improved the educational system of the country that within the space of two years, he added 12 more federal universities in order to increase access to tertiary education to empower young Nigerians.
“The health sector has not been left out. The midwives’ scheme has increased access for pregnant women to maternal care which has experienced an upsurge. It is noble, something all Nigerians should be proud of.”