The People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, yesterday pleaded with Nigerians to come out en mass to cast their vote for him for a second term on account of his achievement in the last six years as the president of the country.
While inaugurating the Goodluck/Sambo 2015 presidential Campaign Organization, at the PDP presidential Campaign office, Maitama, President Goodluck promised to unfold to Nigerians what his administration has done in the last couple of years that his predecessors could not come close to achieving.
He promised to expose the failings of all other leaders before him, which has stunted the growth and development of this great country Nigeria. I will expose them all, even Buhari - Jonathan
Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida had described his government as saintly compared to successive administrations in terms of prevalence of corruption, just as former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, took a swipe at President Jonathan, accusing him among other things of squandering $55 billion crude oil savings left behind by his Administration.
President Jonathan, who noted that his administration has performed more than the previous ones with the nation's economy as the largest in Africa, said:
"When we start campaigns, we will confront them with what we have done as a government, we will tell them what they did not do when they were heads of state. Some people want to still keep these children as shoe cleaners, we must lift them up. Our children should not be used as cannon folders. They should be allowed to move forward to be governors like us. "We have everything it takes to run an excellent and victorious campaign. Our great party has demonstrated to Nigerians that it is the party with the broadest appeal.
We are the strongest and the biggest. We have engaged the people of Nigeria positively with people-friendly policies, which have moved Nigeria forward." He continued:
"We have sustained the democratic tradition. We have strengthened democratic institutions. We inherited a rather complex security challenge but we are waging a determined war against it. We are succeeding in preventing terrorists and insurgents from turning more of our communities into enclaves for their dastardly activities. "We remain fully committed to further empowering the security agencies to enable them win the war against terror. We have proven to the people that we are a party and a team that they can rely upon.