President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said that he deserve a second term in order to allow him consolidate on the achievements he has recorded during his first term in office.
Speaking with Traditional Rulers in Kogi state before the presidential Rally in Lokoja, President Jonathan said most governments worldwide perform better during the second term of their administrations. According to the president, public office holders perform better during their second term because they have enough time to settle down and plan quickly.
“Whatever we have done in the last four years, we believe that we will even do more in the next four years. Most governments all over the world do better in their second tenure.
“This is because the Presidents are more stable that time, especially in this two terms arrangement. They are more stable. They sit down and plan for the country and focus on key areas.”
The president told the traditional rulers that his administration would pay greater attention to the Ajaokuta Steel Company of Nigeria and ensure that the steel is included into the nation’s rail system if he is re-elected. He promised to continue to work with the state government to develop Kogi State.
Earlier, the national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, had assured the traditional rulers of the present administration’s resolve to restore their constitutional roles.
“Our party leader, President Jonathan, is leading the crusade to bring you back into the constitution,” he told the traditional rulers.
In his speevh, Governor Idris Wada said traditional rulers in the state had always been supportive of the present administration’s transformation agenda.
He expressed the belief that they would do more as the elections draw nearer.
The Attah Igala, Idakwo Michael Oboni II, who spoke on behalf of the traditional rulers asked Jonathan to go ahead with his administration’s laudable projects.
He promised the President that the people of the state, being his second home, would continue to support him.