President Goodluck Jonathan in appreciative words to the leaders from his home state of Bayelsa, assured the elders that he will not disappoint them as the president of the country.
He said without mincing words, that after his tenure, that Nigerians would ask for another Bayelsa son to be their president.
“I will so perform that Nigerians will ask that another Bayelsa son to be the President of Nigeria”, he said.
This he said while receiving the royal fathers from Bayelsa state who paid him a Christmas visit in the presidential Villa in Abuja.
The delegations were led by Governor Seriake Dickson. The Governor said that Bayelsan people are proud of president Jonathan, and that is the major reason why they have come to show appreciations even at the Christmas time and to wish him victory in the 2015 presidential polls.
Happy for their winsome words, the president thanked them and reminded them that the 2015 presidential elections is not just for the Bayelsa people alone but for all Nigerians to decide who they want as their next president.
He reiterated his commitments never to disappoint them because of the trust they have put in him.
He said Nigerians would begin to praise him when he leaves office and that he was not surprised by the series of criticisms against his administration.
He said he would continue to thank Nigerians for the opportunity given him to serve, adding: “We will continue to do our best.”
According to him, leaders all over the world get criticized on the social media which he said was being used for wrong reasons.
Jonathan said he had realized that people rarely gave credit to good leaders when they are in office, stressing that he was sure that when a new administration takes over, his achievements would be appreciated.
He said: “I always say that I will not even expect praises now because hardly do people praise serving leaders. It is when you leave people will begin to know.”
The president, however, noted that rather than getting distracted by the criticisms, he would continue to give his best to the country.
He said 2015 would be a challenging year for the country because of the general elections