Jonathan Hasn’t Fulfilled 2011 Promises On Power – APC Campaign

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APCThe All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has reminded Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan made a number of promises to them while soliciting for their votes in 2011, which he is yet to fulfil.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the APCPCO noted that President Jonathan’s yet unfulfilled promises include the rehabilitation of all existing power generation; distribution and transmission assets to give a minimum of 6,000mw of electricity; the harnessing of alternative sources of energy such as coal, wind and solar to generate an initial 13,000mw, and the unbundling of PHCN into 18 successor companies.

According to the campaign’s Director for Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, “Four years after he made those promises, President Jonathan is still making more promises to Nigerians, when he clearly has no intention of fulfilling them the same way he has not fulfilled those regarding power.”

The statement pointed out that, in the initial moves craftily aimed at convincing the nation that he was true to his word, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate went on to create the Nigeria Bank Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and undertook an MoU with General Electric mostly to add up to 15 percent in power projects to achieve 10,000mw addition by 2020.

“However, till date, unacceptable lapses are still seen in the power sector”, the statement said, adding “All over Nigeria, from Yola to Port Harcourt to Ibadan, Nigerians are complaining about the poor supply of electricity to their offices and homes”.

The APCPCO noted that Nigeria’s current capacity is still under 4,400 megawatts, despite the PDP government’s promise to complete all National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) to deliver at least 4,000 megawatts by 2012.

“As of 2015, NIPP has not met 50 percent of what it said it would achieve by 2012”, the statement said.  “NIPP’s involvement in the power sector requires more transparency and disclosure”.

The statement further noted that considering the current economic climate, the US Exim Bank provided up to $1.5bn for investors in the power sector and the status of the credit line by US Exim Bank remains shrouded in mystery.

“No one can show exactly where all that money has gone”, the APCPCO said.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. And so…….. Can Buhari do better? He was once there and couldn’t do anything so mind what your business. I will vote GEJ again

  2. Then allow him to fulfil his promises. We are beginning to see what he has been cooking . Give him another four years to complete it’s projects. #TeamGEJ

  3. Past leaders, did they fulfill there promise on power????…you all are talking rubbish!, as far as am concerned, Jonathan’s reign is still d best compared to when you criminals where there even power is better compared to when you people where there it might not be the best now, but is sure better than when you all were in power… My vote is for Jonathan

  4. He has improve agriculture in so many ways, a N200 billion Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) was introduced by late President Yar’Adua but was hardly implemented. Jonathan has now fully implemented it, helping hundreds of farmers to set up agro-allied industries. A N10 billion rice processing fund was introduced by Obasanjo in 2002 but was never implemented. Jonathan has also fully implemented this. He is also implementing an Industrial Sector Refinancing Fund which bails out manufactures whose businesses are dying due to expensive debts owed to banks..so tell me has he not performed?

  5. At least there’s progress, afterall isn’t it what the opposition stands for (All “Progressive” People’s Congress)?. It’s boldly written in their name. How can they point out any progress whatsoever when they can’t even notice the “Progress” in their own name?. It’s a pity.

  6. He promised and so far he (Dr Goodluck) has not failed me as a citizen and i believe also the country at large. We need manifestos, strategies, believable commitments and not cheap criticisms or blackmails or sponsored article to condemn your fellow opponent.

  7. Thats because he is taking his time to sanitize the power sector because those of you importers of generator sets are benefiting from the state of power supply

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