Monday, 2 March 2015
Gist from “Meet The President”
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday, revealed that he would be driving ‘made-in-Nigeria cars’ soon and would have them on its convoy as a way of demonstrating confidence in the growth of the automobile industry in the country, under his administration.
The event was the “Meet The President” programme, hosted by a group, the Participate, Vote for your choice Candidate (PVC), at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
The president promised, amongst others, to engage more youths in his next administration if elected, making reference to the likes of General Yakubu Gowon, who became head of state at the age of 33 and former governor of Old Rivers State, Diette Spiff, who was governor of the state in his late twenties.
The president also explained that his visits to Baga, Mubi and other north-eastern states a few days ago were not as a result of the imminent elections, but because it was time to visit, noting also that as the Commander-in-Chief, he relies on intelligence reports to make such moves.
Jonathan assured the youth that he would, from time to time, engage them on regular discussions that would enable him feel their pulse, even after his re-election.
Different speakers at the event took turns to commend the president, assuring him of their support for his re-election.
First to speak was the former minister of state for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
He admitted that change was required but the change should be moving forward and not backward.
“President Jonathan has done so much for this nation. Has touched every facet of human endeavours. He has transformed the health sector, agriculture sector, built many universities and has empowered the youth,” he said.
The ministerial nominee assured Nigerians that a vote for Jonathan would change their lives again for the best.
Others at the event were former governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel; Supervising Minister of Information, Chief Eden Duke; Mr Kingsley Kuku; former governor of Anambra State, Chief Peter Obi; Lagos Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje, among others.