Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, have said that one term is not enough for President Goodluck Jonathan to transform Nigeria.
Speaking at the national summit of Goodluck Support Group (GSG) yesterday in Abuja, Akpabio, who is Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, said the kidnap of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls were meant to derail the president’s transformation agenda but it did not succeed.
According to the governor, President Jonathan must be re-elected to continue beyond 2015 to be able to save Nigeria from the shackles of bad governance experienced in the past.
“All the canopies are filled and some people are standing even in the rain because they believe that this is a good thing to identify with. I am here as one of you, I believe in your vision for Nigeria. You came to discuss a solution that will bring peace, stability, continuity and progress of Nigeria.
“I am a governor and people say yes, he has brought uncommon transformation in the state, it did not happen in one tenure, I am in my second tenure. Therefore, for the transformation of Mr. President and Nigeria, one tenure is not enough to happen.
“People try to distract the Eagle, people trying to kidnap our children but in the midst of the storm what should the eagle do? It is to fly above the storm”, he said.
For his part, Anyim commended the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Alkali, for registering over 8,000 pro-Jonathan groups, saying “With what has happened today, the opposition has joined President Jonathan. I will take this report as presented to me by the coordinator of the GSG, Prof Alkali, to Mr. President and I believe he will act on it accordingly”.