President Goodluck Jonathan has roundly defended the ‘stomach infrastructure’ syndrome that crept into Nigeria’s political lexicon recently, and which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says its part of its election winning manual. President Jonathan said, at the South-South PDP rally, tagged ‘unity mega rally’, in Benin, capital of Edo State, on Saturday, that his party believes in ‘stomach infrastructure’. It said it meant ensuring food security and job creation in the country. Jonathan said “you cannot lead hungry people”. He said the PDP-led federal government has halved poverty by 50 per cent and remained the only stable party, without either changing its motto or logo. He stressed that the country must be united and promised his administration would improve infrastructure across the country. President Jonathan said his country would overcome the Boko Haram insurgency as it conquered the Ebola virus. He urged his partymen to be decent in their various electioneering campaigns and not to allow division among them.
Vice Presdient Namadi Sambo said seven power projects worth 2,000 mega watts has been completed for the South South under President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda. Senate President David Mark told the gathering that President Jonathan is “a good sell’’, which was why he was overwhelmingly adopted presidential candidate for 2015 by his party. Others party bigwigs at the rally were PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, and its Board of Trustees Chairman Tony, Aneneih.