The scathing criticism of his administration notwithstanding, President Goodluck Jonathan has scored his administration high, saying he has delivered on his electoral promises.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe at the weekend in Abuja, the president said that all the promises made to the electorate in 2011 were being fulfilled and stressed that posterity would vindicate him.
He said one of the promises made was electoral reform and that Nigeria should thumb its chest on the issue because the elections that had been conducted under this administration so far, had been adjudged free and fair.
“President Goodluck Jonathan has delivered on his electoral promises. He promised electoral reforms and he offered himself as an example by conducting the freest election in the history of this country. He told his party that no one should be involved in election malpractice and that he was prepared to pack his things and go home if he lost the election. He repeatedly told everybody that it was not a do or die affair.
“The general elections conducted in the country in 2011 was the best in the history of Nigeria and you can attest that subsequent elections have also been free and fair. The People’s Democratic Party has lost some elections and the president told people not to make issues of it because he is a true democrat. It has been one man, one vote”, Okupe said.
He also mentioned power supply as another area where the Jonathan administration has recorded a success.
“When this administration came on board, power generation was between 1,900 megawatts and 2,000 megawatts and about 10 National Independent Power Projects (NIPP) were moribund. He caused the hydro power stations to increase their output and raised the contribution from the NIPP projects, taking the level of generation to about 4,400 megawatts and efforts are still on to increase by it 1,000 megawatts before December, this year. This shows that the president is delivering on promises,” he added.