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Why Jonathan will win 2015 polls, by Akpabio



Says opposition in a state of confusion

THE Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF), Akwa Ibom State Governor, Obong Godswill Akpabio, has expressed confidence that all available indices have shown that President Goodluck Jonathan would win in the March 28 presidential election, saying that the opposition was already in disarray ahead of the forthcoming elections.   

  According to him, with the latest development, Nigerians are now aware of the giant strides of the incumbent administration in the various sectors of the nation’s economy.

  He also asserted that within the last four years, Jonathan has performed better than all his predecessors, noting: “Today, Nigerians are much more aware of what the PDP administration under President Goodluck Jonathan has been doing.

  Akpabio, while chatting with State House correspondents after an all night meeting held between the governorship candidates of the party in the April 11 governorship election and President Goodluck Jonathan at the new Banquet Hall, State House in Abuja apparently to strategise for the March 28 presidential polls, said having taken stock of preparations for the general elections, it had become clear that the PDP would win.

  “The meeting was just to take stock of the situation on ground and the report is very favourable. It looks like on the first ballot, we will win well over 90 per cent of the votes across Nigeria,” Akpabio said.

  The Akwa Ibom governor further said: “I want to commend not only the President but also members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) who have opened the eyes of Nigerians to know that so many things have been done in the different sectors of the economy.

  “It was as if people did not know these things because the opposition took over and kept saying PDP was doing nothing. Yet, in four years of the President’s tenure, he has achieved far more than any President had ever done in the history of our country.

  “We are very proud of the achievements of the PDP, not just at the federal level but also at the different states.

  “If you want to assess state-by-state, pick the opposition’s best APC state in Nigeria and compare it with the best state of the PDP, you will see that we tower above the opposition in all ramifications.

  “The next election, particularly the election of March 28, will be about performance and issues. Nigerians have since gone above the level of tribalism and ethnic or religion differences. God put us together in this country and He knew that we are a multiplicity of religions and tribes.”

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