GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called on Nigerians to give President Goodluck Jonathan the kind of support that secured the president’s victory at the 2011 polls, stressing that the President has good intentions for Nigerians.
Speaking at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders meeting in Asaba, Delta State, Governor Uduaghan observed that the activities of Boko Haram and the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had impacted on Jonathan’s presidency.
According to him, the activities of Boko Haram and the industrial action by members of ASUU were posing serious challenges to governance in the country, but quickly added that the Federal Government had met the demands of ASUU, “except there is something else behind it.”
Besides, he said the Federal Government was tackling the issues of Boko Haram and appealed to everyone to rally round the President. “I appeal to every zone in our country to give President Jonathan the support we gave him during his elections in 2011,” Uduaghan said, asserting that Delta State is a PDP state. “We are solidly and firmly behind President Goodluck Jonathan,” he added.
He emphasized that President Jonathan meant well for Nigeria and had engaged in programs that would make the country better.”
Uduaghan charged Delta indigenes to continue to support the Peoples Democratic Party in upcoming elections, rather than pledging their allegiance to another party explaining that it was not in the state’s best interest to support another party.
He urged local government and ward chairmen to show exceptional leadership qualities by working together in peace and unity, as well as practice the act of give and take to ensure the success and growth of the party at the grassroots level.