President Goodluck Jonathan stated that #1 opposition force of Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is progressing to nowhere other than hell.
In his speech at the ‘Unity Rally’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu the president asserted that no other party, apart from the PDP, could take the country to anywhere.
But the most controversial phrase of the whole monologue referred to his political opponents:
“Some people will tell you that they are progressing. Progressing to hell or to where?
“Do not make mistake, the PDP is the only party…Here in the South-East, we’ve seen that we’ve no problem. You’ll see the line-up of our programmes; it’s clear that South-east is a PDP zone.
“Anyone holding governorship office in the zone, you’ll see that they are all PDP. We’ll take total control of the government in the South-East. I say total”.
President Jonathan further noted the PDP is the only party without a dictator and it remains the best party in Africa.
“Other parties can never take Nigeria anywhere. Nigeria is a great country where to move forward, you’ve to have an open mind. PDP is the only party with that quality.
“Here, there is leadership, and we follow everything based on the rule of law and due process. It’s the only party recognised even outside Nigeria. Other parties are not even known outside Nigeria. This is the party that will continue to create jobs for our people”, he added.
It would be added that the PDP governors from the zone – Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Theodor Orji (Abia), Williams Obiano (Anambra) and Martins Elechi (Ebonyi) – had requested Jonathan to seek re-election in 2015.
However, Jonathan did not officially confirm his presidential ambition at the rally, despite big anticipations.
Source: Daily Trust