President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed not to allow any retrogressive force to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from government and that he will continue to do his best for the people of Bauchi state and Nigeria in general.
The President who spoke at the Ibrahim Babangida Square in Bauchi today as part of his campaign for re-election, said that with the continued support of Bauchi people and Nigerians in general, no ‘retrogressive force’ will be able to dislodge the ruling party.
The President told party faithful who gathered for the rally that no amount of opposition will also be allowed to halt the good work his administration is doing for Bauchi people.
He urged the people to vote PDP candidates at all levels, saying that his administration will continue to empower youths with education, skill acquisition programmes and job creation so that politicians will stop using them to perpetrate violence.
The President acknowledged that the state is very rich in agricultural potentials, adding that his administration had therefore built a lot of dams for the state.
He also told the gathering to ask those who are instigating the youths to violence, to ask them what they have done for the people.
President Jonathan said that the great Nigerians produced by the state among whom was foremost nationalist, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, never instigated Nigerians against each other.
“The great man never instigated us against each other. He preached peace, unity and oneness. No retrogressive force can push PDP behind. We must continue to empower our youths through job creation, training and formal education so that the politicians will not continue to use us for negative activities.
This state has strong agricultural potentials. We have been building dams across the states to boost the sector.
“The people who are instigating us cannot tell us what they they have done for us. Keep supporting the PDP, we will work with you for more democratic dividends.”
Speaking earlier, Akwa Ibom governor, Godswill Akpabio reminded the people that insurgency wasn’t created by Jonathan, adding that even the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf was not killed under Jonathan. He urged the people to support PDP at all levels.