President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged that he will do all that is humanly possible to curb political excesses which are overheating the polity ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Responding to concerns expressed by a delegation of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) led by its president, Okey Wali, President Jonathan said that the rising political tension in the country was uncalled for.
The President also said that he had asked for a detailed brief on the security situation in Rivers State and assured the delegation that all necessary action will be taken to ensure adherence to the rule of law in the state and the maintenance of law and order.
Addressing other issues raised by the delegation, President Jonathan said that his administration was implementing the right policies, programmes and projects to accelerate economic development and boost employment in the country.
He called for a little more patience from Nigerians saying that the results of the present administration’s efforts in areas such as power supply will become even more apparent in due course.
President Jonathan also assured the NBA that his administration will do all that it could towards the positive reformation and strengthening of Nigeria’s judicial system, including the resolution of issues related to increased funding for the judiciary.
He reaffirmed his commitment to the progressive reformation of Nigeria’s electoral processes to guarantee that all votes cast in elections truly count and that elections in the country are accepted by all objective stakeholders as free, fair and credible.
Briefing state house correspondents on the visit the NBA chairman Mr Wali, said they are concerned about the state of the national economy, national security, the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, the anti-corruption crusade, elections and the electoral process as well as the situation in Rivers State.