By Henry Umoru
ABUJA — AHEAD of the Presidential and general elections slated for March 28 and April 11 respectively, National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP said yesterday that no one changes a winning team, just as it urged Nigerians to re- elect the party’s Presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan because of his achievements in the last four years.
In a statement yesterday by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP noted that with the re-election of Jonathan, the nation’s economic future was guaranteed, just as he cited his performance in wealth creation as well as strategies already mapped out for continued economic and social growth in the country.
According to Metuh, the multi-sectoral development approach adopted by the Jonathan administration resulted in a stronger economy, which not only withstood the shock of the global financial downturn that ravaged most nations of the world, but also created an exceptional enabling environment and support for investments and businesses to thrive in the country.
The PDP Spokesperson stressed that it was indisputable that investors and entrepreneurs in the country have fared better, more than ever before, in the last four years under President Jonathan making the nation the largest economy in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world, “a fact businessmen, even those in the opposition cannot contest”.
He continued, “no body changes a winning team just for the sake of change”, the PDP said what the nation needs at the moment is “an uninterrupted flow of the transformation effort which can only be best handled by a President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration, especially as the opposition has failed to articulate any workable alternative to Nigerians.
“We restate that our nation has been blessed with the meticulous application of deliberate economic policies and programmes in the last four years under President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda. Within this period, there has been a phenomenal growth of small and medium scale enterprises in addition to the revamping of the manufacturing sector with unprecedented volume of domestic and direct foreign investments empowering our people in all walks of life.