*APC Will Do Only One Term -Fayose

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has admitted failure in fighting corruption during his regime with inability to pluck all loopholes, which encouraged corruption under his watch.

He said his government all the same instituted measures towards containing corruption with the introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN), the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Integrated Payroll System and others.

The former President said these during the non-elective National Convention of the opposition party, which held at the Eagle Square, Abuja earlier today.

He listed the stewardship of his government, alluding to the successes it attained in the field Agriculture, which according to him has been acknowledge worldwide.

Jonathan listed the initiative brought about by his government in distribution of fertilizer to farmers through the e-wallet system.

He told supporters of PDP at the Eagle Square that the e-wallet system has now been borrowed by Afghanistan as reported by a national daily; The Guardian.

He also alluded to the You-Win initiative by his government, which according to him the World Bank had assessed as the best of its kind in the world.

Jonathan said the World Bank has already modified the You-Win initiative, which he stressed, is now being introduced to not less than 20 countries of the world.

He said the achievements by his government have been unquantifiable and have attested to the seriousness of the PDP as a party while he was in power.

He recalled that all elections that were conducted under the PDP government had been certified free and fair while they also complied with global best practices.

The former President said his government attained such great feat in the conduct of transparent elections because it accorded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the autonomy it deserved.

He said the PDP was back and strong enough to return to power in 2019 as according to him the party remained the largest and best organised party in Nigeria.

He told party faithful at the Convention never to allow themselves be intimidated by anyone while members should start propagating the message at all the nooks and crannies of the country that the PDP is back and ready to take back power by 2019.

He said all the while the PDP held sway in government, Nigeria did not experience poverty of any kind, stressing that if it ever return to power, the party would immediately wipe out poverty from Nigeria.

Jonathan said even God has been pleased with the PDP and has demonstrated that by withholding the rain for the National Convention to run smoothly.

In another development, the Chairman Peoples Democratic Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party of hijackers, which he said, deserved not more than one term.

Fayose said Nigerians have agreed that they committed a blunder by electing APC into government in 2019 and are now prepared to make up for such by returning to power in 2019.

He said in one of his trips to the northern part of the country, he observed the people greeting him by raising a finger, which according to him indicates Nigerians should not allow APC more than a term in government.

He described the PDP as a religion, which the Nigerian electorates now worship in their quest to return it to power in 2019.

He said the PDP had made mistake and has come to terms with its errors by resolving to work in harmony to regain power.