Kelechi Akah |
The Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has urged Nigerians to vote for Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, saying a vote for PDP in the February 14, 2015 presidential election is a vote for economic growth, development and unity.
Olejeme made this call Tuesday when she received prominent political leaders from Delta State in Abuja.
“Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is a good listener and knows his task of governing the country. He is the only presidential candidate that can lead Nigeria to greater heights. He will make Nigeria a better place and a global economic power “she said.
Olejeme, who is also chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan will stick to the policy of transparency and accountability adding that he will ensure the equitable distribution of resources through the provision of an enabling and conducive business environment.
According to her, “President Goodluck Jonathan will accelerate economic transformation in his second term through investment in critical infrastructure projects so as to drive economic growth. He will focus on building strong economy and create jobs. He will continue to work on good governance, which is an essential part of economic growth and development. He will continue to champion economic diplomacy, and promote the growth of local businesses.”
While urging Nigerians, particularly public servants, civil society, youth, women’s groups and traditional leaders to support the PDP presidential candidate, Olejeme said “Dr. Goodluck Jonathan deserves our support in order to complete what he has started”
She described President Goodluck Jonathan as an epitome of development and as a candidate who would continue to be accountable, accessible and approachable when voted in for a second tenure as Nigeria’s President.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja recently, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, advised the electorate to lay emphasis on the achievements of the current administration.
Olejeme said President Jonathan through his citizen oriented programmes and policies not only rekindled the people’s confidence in civil rule but their hopes and aspiration for a better and prosperous future.
While lauding the President for his people-oriented policies, encouragement to women to participate in socio-economic and political activities in the country; the NSITF boss also extolled him for confronting the country’s problems, diversifying the economy, reducing retail prices of petroleum products to reflect the downscaling in global oil prices, establishing 12 conventional and two specialized universities and cleaning up the electoral process.
“The volumes of government programmes and projects are creating wealth and job opportunities, reviving collapsed business enterprises, stimulating agriculture and local food production” the former gubernatorial aspirant said.
She urged Nigerians to give Jonathan the mandate to continue saying that “It’s time for Nigerians to come together around one choice, one candidate, who we know will work for us, that candidate is Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.”
While emphasizing that Jonathan will continue to deepen the mechanics of governance and service delivery, see to the well being of the entire citizenry, Olejeme said “Nigerians will have decent education, adequate medical care and affordable housing. Agriculture will continue to witness turn around. Youth employment and women empowerment will be given attention. Rapid results will be achieved in the economic sector. President Jonathan will ensure lasting peace through the provision of adequate security and good governance.”