Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Abuja introduced that the Peoples Democratic Party had returned from limbo and would reclaim energy in 2019.
Jonathan asserted this in his handle on the get together’s a particular nationwide conference. He mentioned that the get together’s achievements whereas in energy would rekindle the boldness of the voters to vote it again in energy in the 2019 common elections.
“The get together is certainly again to reclaim its prime position because the get together to steer Nigeria to greatness. “As a human establishment, we can’t declare to be good and as a political get together, our accomplishments as much as 2015 are clear for each Nigerian to see,’’ he mentioned.
According to Jonathan, the achievements of the get together whereas in energy are ample proof to reveal that PDP is a celebration of imaginative and prescient and accomplishments. Highlighting achievements of the get together, he mentioned that elections performed from 2011 by the federal government managed by PDP met globally-accepted commonplace.
“We succeeded in doing that due to the leverage and the autonomy we gave to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). “PDP is a celebration that desires to put Nigeria in a position to compete favourably with different international locations,’’ he mentioned.
On the economic system, the previous president mentioned that PDP offered centered management via institutional and sectoral reforms which impacted positively on the nation, particularly in the final 4 years of our tenure.
“We tamed inflation at a single digit, maintained worth stability, and drove the economic system to develop into the biggest in Africa. “We additionally made Nigeria to be the primary overseas direct funding vacation spot in the continent,’’ he mentioned.
According to him, in 2012, PDP ensured that costs of meals remained secure in spite of flood which affected 50 per cent of farmlands alongside the flood plains of river Niger and Benue.
Jonathan mentioned that the nation was capable of regain its goodwill internationally as a result of the PDP pursued programmes and insurance policies that weren’t solely rewarding however have been copied by different international locations throughout the globe.
“We can recall that our agricultural transformation agenda remodeled key agricultural worth chains, boosted native manufacturing and created a brand new era of younger business farmers.
“The introduction of digital pockets checked corrupt practices in the distribution of fertilizer and enabled farmers to get fertilizer like all different agro inputs.
“In the identical vein, the YouWin programme empowered a crop of younger Nigerians to enter entrepreneurship and in flip employed others,’’ he mentioned. Jonathan mentioned that although his administration didn’t block all of the loopholes, it got here up with robust improvements to battle corruption.
According to him, we launched the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and the Treasury Single Account (TSA) which has helped to scale back corruption. “Government is run by insurance policies, the artistic pondering, brains in the manager council and in the civil servants have been harnessed to get to the place we’re.
“If elected in 2019, PDP will battle poverty and make sure that meals costs are diminished,’’ he added, and urged Nigerians to accomplice the get together to revive good life in the nation.