Jonathan says PDP will free Lagos from oppression

Jonathan says PDP will free Lagos from oppression

Friday, February 20, 2015 6:42 pm

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday in Lagos that victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming general elections would free Lagos residents from oppression.

He stated this when the leaders of market women groups, “Iyalojas”, in Lagos and environs, paid him a solidarity visit at the State House, Marina, Lagos.

Jonathan: meets  a section of market women in Lagos

Jonathan: meets a section of market women in Lagos

Jonathan, who was reacting to the complaint of high-handedness and witch-hunting made by the market women against the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Lagos state government.

He told the market women, and indeed, all traders in the country that the PDP administration would provide the enabling environment for them to ply their trades.

“Our victory at the polls will free all Lagos traders from oppression. You need to be free; we will remove Lagos from bondage,’’ he assured.

He commended the women for supporting his re-election bid and urged them not to be intimidated by their opponents.

“I have listened to you; you have been carrying the PDP flag; you have been humiliated but you still marched on.

“Thank you for working hard for PDP; this is the final struggle and time for us to use all our strength to achieve victory,’’ he said, adding that the country belonged to every Nigerian.

“If we struggle and win Lagos state, everybody will do his business without being harassed or intimidated,’’ the president added.

Earlier, the leader of the market women, Hajia Aminat Hussein, had told the president that they had stood behind PDP since its inception but regretted that the members suffered harassment under Lagos state.

She said that in spite of the attempts by APC “to buy over many of the market women”, the women would mobilise themselves in the state and in other states to ensure victory for the president.

“We are promising you that you will not lose in Lagos; this coming election is for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and God is with you,’’ she added.

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State for Defence, at the heart of poll rigging scandal in Ekiti state, who accompanied the group, told the president that the group was working to tell the world that the ruling party in Lagos “are not untouchables’’.

“These women are more concerned about the reality than news in the social media. APC will be shocked on Election Day; we believe in our president.

“I do not know of any president that is as humble as Jonathan. If you have such a man as president your interest will be protected,’’ Obanikoro said.

He said that the North had served as president for so many times, and that the West had taken its turn “and the only president elected from South-South which provides the country with its wealth, should be allowed to complete his tenure”.

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  • Godwin says:

    God bless u all my good people according to d bible light will triumph over darkness tinubu is darkness jonathan and agbaje are d light of God d bible says thereclose

    is time and season for everything in life just like idi Amin, Gaddafi Tinubu evil days is close let somebody say Amen GEJ Nigeria

  • Blessing Ndubisi says:

    Lagosians are overwhelmed to hear this, and i am sure they have waited for so long for it

  • Chief Emeka bakogu says:

    Listen to the speech of President Jonathan and one can visualize how much he wants us to improve in all facets of our lives, GOD has blessed us with you Sir and we are indeed grateful

  • kingsley obi says:

    Yes Sir, we have to free them from the wicked hands of the APC

  • Tunde Fabian says:

    750 Megawatt Olorunsogo Phase 2 Power Plant was commissioned in ogun state for benefit of Nigerians. This project of the National Integrated Power Project, NIPP, will provide additional electricity to power the ongoing Transformation of Nigeria from the largest economy in Africa to a top 20 global economy. May God bless Nigeria and GEJ.

  • geraldine jaja says:

    With GEJ as president the welfare of the country has taken precedence…GEJ is a true leader.

  • nafisat says:

    GEJ is looking forward to a Nigeria that is free from oppression and it’s variants#GEJtill2019

  • uko bassey says:

    GEJ is the only savior of Nigeria, Gej is president now till 2019#GEJunstoppable

  • Destiny Whyte says:

    We know u can do more than that, GEJ all the way..

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu says:

    Carry go GEJ, the sky is ur limit.

  • Samuel Orji says:

    Yes Lagos is under lots of pressure and harassment in the business premises is deteriorating every day.. GEJ we need you .

  • emmanuel says:

    Yes oh freedom is on the way,thank you GEJ

  • Etega says:

    God bless you Lucky JO’.

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  • Enumah says:

    President Goodluck Jonathan is a man of great honour and outstanding integrity. He is true statesman, whose meritocracy, selfless services and exemplary leadership qualities bear eloquent testimonies to his professional and political successes.

  • Emeka215 says:

    Nice and correct point my brother. But you’re still STUPID all the same.

  • Ola Smith says:

    The beacon of hope, is the umbrella here to cover and protect every one. that’s what we need.

  • They have been oppressed to a level, but will liberated by PDP.. up PDP!!!

  • Dafe Sonia says:

    There is hope. Carry on sir

  • Uncle Charlie says:

    There is always a first time. Wish you all the luck you can get sir

  • Nwagu Sunday says:

    Won’t be an easy task but God will see you through sir

  • abankula says:

    This president just opens his mouth before thinking. Has he freed Nigeria from Boko Haram oppression, from police oppression? Has he freed Rivers State from the oppression of his wife? Has he freed Nigerians from military oppression or even state oppression? He now wants to ‘free’ a state whose growth rate in the last 16 years of democratic rule surpassed the national growth rate, a state that operates likes a second Federal Goevernment, that has led in innovation in statecraft, almost weaning itself from financial dependence on the useless Federal Government and which continues to grow in leaps and bounds, to the disappointment of Federal forces and agents that would rather want the state go comatose

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