Only Jonathan Can Take Care Of Nigerian Women- First Lady

jonathanThe First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan has called on all women to vote for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan as he is the only one that can take care of their interest.

The First Lady stated this in Lokoja at  a campaign rally to galvanize support for the President in  the forthcoming March 28th presidential election.

Dame Patience had taken the campaign for the re-election of the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan to several States in the last few days.

Patience Jonathan made a stop at the confluence city, Lokoja where a rally for Mr President had been organised by the PDP Women Presidential Campaign Team at the Lokoja township stadium..

Women were already seated as early as 8am while security at the venue was also beefed up as Governor Idris Wada and his cabinet members were also at the venue to receive the First Lady.

Arrival of the First Lady and her entourage in company of the wife of the Governor kick started the event with an opening speech from Hajiha Lami Wada assuring the First Lady that women in the State would vote the President come March 28th.

Different speakers came up to the podium to urge women to vote for President Jonathan whom they said had done so much for the women.

Governor Idris Wada was not left out as he enumerated some the achievements of the President to the people of Kogi and urged kogite to vote for continuity.

The First Lady told the women that the past government had restricted women to the kitchen while President Jonathan came and changed the statue quo by appointing women into various  leadership position.

Jonathan Tells PDP All Set To Deal Boko Haram Deadly Blow

Jonathan campaignsPresident Goodluck Jonathan has assured his party men in the Peoples Democratic Party that the machinery to deal the last blow that will bring Boko Haram insurgency to an end has been put in motion.

The President gave the assurance at the 65th National Executive Committee meeting of the party holding in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

While addressing the gathering, the President  observed that insecurity in the country is predominant in non PDP states and commended the commitment of members of the board of trustees, the leadership of the party in the National Assembly, and state chairmen of the party for remaining faithful to the administration in the face of daunting challenges.

According to him the PDP will remain the dominant party in the Nigerian political space.

The National Chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu had earlier congratulated the President for the successes he has recorded amidst the security challenges promising that his party will take Nigerians to the promise land.

Aliyu Urges Aggrieved PDP Members To Sheath Swords

The Niger state governor, Babangida Aliyu, has called on warring factions in the Peoples’ Democratic Party to sheath their swords as efforts are being intensified towards the resolution of the crisis rocking the party.

Governor Aliyu made the plea after a meeting between the seven aggrieved governors of the PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and other leasers of the party.

The seven governors as well as former vice president, Atiku Abubakar broke away from the party during the special convention which was held at the Eagles Square, in Abuja.

The meeting hosted by the President Jonathan at the Presidential Villa was in a bid to resolve the crisis which has snowballed into  a major crisis as it has started affecting some PDP states. The meeting lasted for several hours, beginning from 5:30 pm until 10:30pm.

The Niger governor assured that the meeting had been cordial and there is commitment on all sides to resolve the issues.

Governor Aliyu announced that the next meeting has been scheduled for Monday October, 17th 2013.

In attendance were the governors of Adamawa, Niger, Rivers, Kwara, Sokoto, Jigawa, Akwa Ibom, Kogi and Kano states.

Also present were the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, and the PDP BoT chairman, Tony Anenih.

There Is No Party, Registered Or Not That Is A Threat to PDP– Isuwa

A political scientist, Isuwa Dogo has assured that the PDP is not threatened at all by any party either registered or yet to be registered by the INEC as ‘the PDP is a well-organised, focused, balanced, articulate and conscientious party in every aspect and every department of it’ hence, the non-response to some issues raised by oppositions.

A member of the ruling party PDP who was a guest on Sunrise Daily while discussing political issues surrounding the 2015 elections,Mr Isuwa boastfully refuted claims, that the ruling party is worried about being castigated for not being responsive to issues around the country, saying that the Peoples’ Democratic Party has always been very focused on developments, as it is part of the party’s major concerns and it is also reflecting on every sector of the economy except in non-PDP states.

“The PDP has never lost focus on in its concerns for developments; the newspapers are filled with decisions taken on daily on several aspects of the economy, power sector, roads, education sector

“For the fact that people have already given in to the aspect, that every single thing that has been done by a ruling party has to be criticised justly or unjustly, is not something the PDP is worried about”

The politician took a swipe at the APC-led states in terms of actualising the agendas stated in their manifestos before mounting seats of power in the states, in a case of the ‘kettle calling pot black’, where he analysed that the PDP states do better than the APC –led states, but the opposition still get to condemn the ruling party for non-development and developmental strategies in their respective states and the central government.

“The Nigerian people know that a lot of the things they are saying (APC), they don’t even believe in them, they can’t even do them, they don’t even know them, they don’t even have the slightest idea on how  to get along to do them

“And we can see that in the states that control (APC), there is nothing to demonstrate what they accused the PDP of doing or not doing, that they have perfected it”.

He further compared PDP and APC states in terms of infrastructure development, where in his argument the PDP toppled the APC, while backing less-performing PDP states when taken up on the PDP states not performing.

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