The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for continued support and prayers from Nigerians to enable President Goodluck Jonathan to deliver his campaign promises.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Olisa Metuh, made call in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
“We have no doubt whatsoever that the president is on course, he will continue to deliver on the PDP promises to the people of Nigeria.
“Quite a lot has been achieved in the various sectors and there is no gain saying that the government needs the continued support and prayers of Nigerians to do more,” Metuh said.
He said any objective assessment of Jonathan would show that his administration had recorded a lot of achievements in the last 14 months.
He said efforts by some desperate politicians to rubbish the achievements recorded by the present administration would fail.
“It is the right of every Nigerian, especially the opposition to assess and interpret government efforts to suit their biases.
“ However, objectivity of criticisms is central to any collective effort towards building a better nation, ’’the statement said.
It urged politicians to remain partisan and politically plural, which was the true essence of democracy.
It also advised politicians to let the greater interest of the nation remain their primary objectives in their engagements.
According to the statement, mischief and deliberate misinformation calculated to bring the president to undeserving disrepute is a great disservice to the nation.
“We wish that those who have made this a hobby would quickly realise their mistake and retrace from the track that would not benefit the nation,’’ the statement said.
It added that in spite of the country`s security challenges, which the president was sparing no effort in tackling significant strides had been made in every sector of the economy.
“Even though the issue of security as the president admitted, was not a major issue during his campaign, however, he is on top of the emerging security challenges.
“Nigerians have witnessed remarkable improvements in public power supply, as power generation has moved from 3,000MW in 2011 to 4,300MW as of today,” the statement said.
It said the present administration met 10 abandoned independent power plants and had successfully revitalised all.
It said that five of the power stations located at Olorunsogo (Ogun), Sapele (Delta), Omotosho (Ogun), Geregu (Kogi) and Alaoji (Abia) had been completed and were already generating power.
It said the Federal Government had also ensured an investment friendly atmosphere that had necessitated the influx of foreign investors into the country.
The statement further said that the party and the government were committed to satisfy the yearnings of the people.
“The unity of our dear country and the welfare of the citizenry shall continue to be paramount .
“We wish to assure all Nigerians that there are better days ahead,’’ the statement said. (NAN)