Elections Will Hold On Saturday, Jonathan Insists …Seeks For More Time To Consolidate
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday reassured Nigerians that the March 28 and April 11 dates set by the Professor Attahiru Jega-led Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for the conduct of General elections remain sacrosanct.
Speaking in Abuja during the second session of the presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group, NEDG for presidential candidates of six political parties held at the International Conference Centre, President Jonathan said, “Elections will be conducted as scheduled for March 28 and April 11 as fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The government in these fours years has improved in all the sectors and in the next four years, we will consolidate, we will move forward, we will leave legacy for our children, we cannot think of going backward.”
He urged Nigerians to vote for him to enable his government consolidate on the various achievements it had recorded in the last four years, however revealed the change in the security architecture in the north east ,which included the use of drones to monitor the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North east, which has sufficiently changed the tide against the terrorists.
According to the President, apart from government’s commitment to ensuring that the country was freed from the terrorists, government has put in place measures to reconstruct the north east and to rehabilitate the people affected by the insurgency.