Truly, I Haven’t Done Any Project In Rivers State – Jonathan Admits

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, explained to his supporters in Rivers State that he did not site any developmental project there because he wanted to prove he is no ethnic leader. The president said he rather favours distributive development across the country. “In our development, every part of Nigeria must be carried along. You will agree with me that when we looked at the university education, and we insisted that look, the Federal Government must make sure that all Nigerian youths must have opportunity for university education. “We did not divide North or South; we made sure that all the states that had no federal university got a federal university. Jonathan spoke at a Peoples Democratic Party campaign rally held at the state-owned Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, in Ikwerre. Both the state government and the PDP chapter in the state have feuded over the use of the stadium, which the former alleged was ultimately taken over by battle-ready soldiers on the federal government’s order.  Jonathan promised he would develop the state and neighbouring Bayelsa State, if elected for a second term of office. He stated that the issue, which Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi campaigned on during the All Progressives Congress rallies in the state and neighbouring Bayelsa States, would be addressed if re-elected. “Since we have been challenged that we have not done anything, we will do something”, Jonathan stated. “The DG (Amaechi) is telling Nigerians that I have not done this. That means that I am a transparent person. I did not allocate positions to my people. The DG would have been the very first person to expose me to the rest of the world; not just Nigeria. He would have taken me to America, to South Africa, to France, to UK, but that shows clearly that we mean well for this country. “I can reassure you that just work with us; vote for us on February 14, for me and Sambo and on February 28, for Wike and Ipalibo. Nyesome Wike is a former junior minister for education and believed to have been helped by Jonathan’s wife, Patience, to pick the governorship ticket. Patience is from the Okirika ethnic clan in Rivers State.
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