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Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Abuja announced that the Peoples Democratic Party had returned from limbo and would reclaim power in 2019.



Jonathan asserted this in his address at the party’s a special national convention.

He said that the party’s achievements while in power would rekindle the confidence of the electorate to vote it back in power in the 2019 general elections.

“The party is indeed back to reclaim its prime position as the party to lead Nigeria to greatness.

“As a human institution, we cannot claim to be perfect and as a political party, our accomplishments up to 2015 are clear for every Nigerian to see,’’ he said.

According to Jonathan, the achievements of the party while in power are ample evidence to demonstrate that PDP is a party of vision and accomplishments.

Highlighting achievements of the party, he said that elections conducted from 2011 by the government controlled by PDP met globally-accepted standard.

“We succeeded in doing that because of the leverage and the autonomy we gave to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“PDP is a party that wants to place Nigeria in a position to compete favourably with other countries,’’ he said.

On the economy, the former president said that PDP provided focused leadership through institutional and sectoral reforms which impacted positively on the country, especially in the last four years of our tenure.

“We tamed inflation at a single digit, maintained price stability, and drove the economy to become the largest in Africa.

“We also made Nigeria to be the number one foreign direct investment destination in the continent,’’ he said.

According to him, in 2012, PDP ensured that prices of food remained stable in spite of flood which affected 50 per cent of farmlands along the flood plains of river Niger and Benue.

Jonathan said that the country was able to regain its goodwill internationally because the PDP pursued programmes and policies that were not only rewarding but were copied by other countries across the globe.

“We can recall that our agricultural transformation agenda transformed key agricultural value chains, boosted local production and created a new generation of young commercial farmers.

“The introduction of electronic wallet checked corrupt practices in the distribution of fertilizer and enabled farmers to get fertilizer like all other agro inputs.

“In the same vein, the YouWin programme empowered a crop of young Nigerians to go into entrepreneurship and in turn employed others,’’ he said.

Jonathan said that though his administration did not block all the loopholes, it came up with strong innovations to fight corruption.

According to him, we introduced the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and the Treasury Single Account (TSA) which has helped to reduce corruption.

“Government is run by policies, the creative thinking, brains in the executive council and in the civil servants were harnessed to get to where we are.

“If elected in 2019, PDP will fight poverty and ensure that food prices are reduced,’’ he added, and urged Nigerians to partner the party to restore good life in the country. (NAN)

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  1. Also PDP have introduced CORRUPTION which make Nigeria to become the largest country that has the highest number of corrupt politicians known as looters. PDP has make the life our soldiers wasted at the hhands of Boko Haram and PDP has distablized the north east.

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    1. Idiot! Na PDP tell Ur Preachers to clamour for JIHAD?
      U devilish religion destroyed Northeast not PDP. Thunder kill U!

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    2. No mind them na PDP even make Buhari sick,

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  2. You equally presided over the most corrupt government in the history of this nation. You forgot to tell us that you are coming in 2019 to share the country.

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  3. PDP as a name of a political party in Nigeria cannot win presidential election again. The party had been buried spiritually.
    Where is oil money to squander again?

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  4. Story tellers from Bunch of corrupt thieves

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  5. GEJ we are assuming you're sleeping since these while.But now that you have awake,stay alone and don't allow them to push you.Nigerians have since realized what you have done with Nigerian economy.How you shared our resources within your wife and your girl friends.Don't allow this Government to see that you are working against her.Evidence is within your close aides which can lead you into what you don't expect.Youth of this nation will never forgive you.Your party cannot reach there again we have learnt our lessons.Clemo

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  6. You these people in PDP cannot hide your face in shame. You produced the most corrupted woman in the history of womanhood till to date. You were there sleeping and things were going bad under you. Then you want to come back t, you wasted my generation life and now you want waste the generation of my children. I spent the best of my age living and working for the white man.My mates were at stand still nothing changed in their life because you corrupt party Chop I chop. You don't fear God. Look at the amount you stole . Obanikoro attested to this. Dasuki did not know the game will be over .Likewise Diezni.Oh PDP. Is that good. Do we deserve this kind of wickedness. No education no road no electricity no water no security. Do you know the number of pensioners you have indirectly killed thru your system. I will not curse you but conscience will judge you.You don't have mercy in your party at all.We thank God the economy is bouncing back. You want to come back to squander it.May Go not allow you.Fayose is the next on line?

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  7. I just read through the first six comments above. It shows the poor level of education you all have. You just can't argue without fact and objectivity. Shame on the schools that produced you.

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    1. School boy, could you pls present your own performance analytics?

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    2. Evil minded people always love corruption.Its not a matter of knowledge or facts, but its a matter of the HEART.

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    3. Evil minded people always love corruption.Its not a matter of knowledge or facts, but its a matter of the HEART.

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    4. You should be the one to be a shame of your self.......criminals thieves nonsense

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  8. Nigeria real net oil export revenue: 2010-2015 (under President Jonathan)

    Oil price $110 per barrel average
    Stable oil production at 2.4 million barrels per day

    2010-$70 billion
    2011-$99 billion
    2012-$94 billion
    2013-$84 billion
    2014-$77 billion
    2015-$21 billion (January-May)

    Total-$445 billion

    Source: OPEC Revenue Fact Sheet and Energy Information Administration (EIA), a statistical arm of the US Department of Energy for various years; and my estimates.

    Outcomes in 5 YEARS:

    a) External reserves declined from $47 billion in 2013 to $29 billion in 2015;
    b) Savings depleted from $21 billion in 2010 to $2 billion in 2015.
    c) Federal Government borrowed $2 billion to pay salaries.
    d) 24 States of the federation bankrupt -could not pay salaries of workers, could not repay debts and other contractual obligations.
    e) accumulated arrears of workers salaries and pensions, running into billions of Naira.
    f) accumulated contractors debt such that all major construction works stopped.
    g) NNPC technically bankrupt.
    h) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at its all time low. Declined to $3.1 billion in 2015 from $8.8 billion in 2011
    i) Nigeria's Credit Rating downgraded
    j) Massive capital flight: industries relocating to neighbouring West African countries.

    Nigeria real net oil export revenue: 2015-2017 (under PMB)

    Oil price $45 per barrel average
    Loss of 1.2 million barrels per day due to disruption by the Niger Delta Avengers

    2015-$16 billion (June-December)
    2016-$26 billion
    2017-$10 billion (January-April)

    Total-$52 billion

    Outcomes:in 2 YEARS

    a) External reserves boosted to $31.22 billion from $29 billion in 2015;
    b) Savings increased to $2.29 billion from $2 billion in 2015.
    c) Federal Government stopped borrowing to pay salaries.
    d) 24 States of the federation bailed out- to pay salaries of workers, repay debts and other contractual obligations.
    e) Settled fully accumulated arrears of workers salaries and pensions, running into billions of Naira.
    f) Settled fully accumulated contractors debt such that all major contractors are now back to site.
    g) settled fully oil importers claims amounting to $400 million.
    h) NNPC restructured and now solvent and liquid.
    i) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) steadily picking up.
    j) Agricultural revolution taken off such that we now have small holder farmers millionaires.
    k) Looted funds recovered running into trillion Naira mark and ploughed back into the budget.
    l) TSA the plugged loopholes of waste and swindle of public funds, now N4 trillion.
    ---to mention just a few

    Bottom line:

    a) Those looking for a magic wand, here it is. Using $52 billion or 12% in TWO years to achieve what Jonathan could not achieve with $445 billion in FIVE years.

    b) Only an incorrigible hater will say that Nigeria is not making progress under the PMB administration with the acute resource constraint and the multiplying challenges facing the country.

    I rest my case. May PMB/PYO succeed.

    Endorsed Author: Yakub Aliyu

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    1. Story teller,u try but hunger dey country, remember that those PDP then are mostly APC now, a leopard can never change it's spot, when time comes u will change ur topic. As event unfolding.

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    2. Story teller,u try but hunger dey country, remember that those PDP then are mostly APC now, a leopard can never change it's spot, when time comes u will change ur topic. As event unfolding.

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    3. @Mike Okeyson, this is not story telling. sentiments apart - These are verifiable truth. I guess Yakubu Aliyu was correct. Yes, there is hunger everywhere, but i guess that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 1999 to 2017 had been a very terrible and horrible period for this country. Nigeria was almost drowned. Let us forget that Jona is our brother, those guys messed us up. they are all very nefarious. Nwanne ka Chukwu mezie okwu.

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  9. APC supporters will never speak good of PDP. Pls when is buhari coming back?

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  10. who is PDP?
    people duping party
    people danfara party
    people dundy party
    poor dulard party
    Nigerians don't need u again, cos ones beating twice shy

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  11. This blog has been infiltrated by abokis and buharimaniac. Tell us one good economic performance by APC. TSA is a PDP initiative, corruption fight by APC is one sided. Please tell me one achievement by APC apart from the sufferings in the country.

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    1. U too tell us one good performance by PDP or should I tell u.... Members of Thieves criminals, looters, corrupt idiot, does are their performance nonsense

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  12. The achievement is fighting corruption and good governance. The TSA you mentioned that it's initiated by PDP, what make them not to execute it???? . And for corruption why did they initiated it and executed it??? .

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  13. People Deceiving People. (2) Papa Deceiving Picking. Yeye people wey no get shame

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  14. GEJ is now vibrant and intends to come and superintend looting government again. Shame on all of you in that PDP.

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  15. Nnaa men, this PDP again. Oga Jona, I thought I asked you to shut up, please just keep quiet. All of you politicians have deceived us all enough. Both PDP, APC, Labour, and the rest of you. I wonder how you guys feel when you open your dirty mouths to vomit all these nonsense. Do you guys think we shall continue to be fooled all the time? And yet a whole lot of mentally deranged idiots will come here and be shouting PDP/APC/ This and that. Nigerian youths, this is the time to take over Nigeria- Igbo/Hausa/Yoruba, and every other tribe, please wake up from your slumber and decide to take over this country. These old men will never give you guys anything good in return. This is The Time to take over this Country. Please forget about your ethnic/religious background. Enough Must Be Enough. Stop praising these animals. And come to think of it: Let us even analyze what Aliyu Yakubu said:

    Nigeria real net oil export revenue: 2010-2015 (under President Jonathan)

    Oil price $110 per barrel average
    Stable oil production at 2.4 million barrels per day

    2010-$70 billion
    2011-$99 billion
    2012-$94 billion
    2013-$84 billion
    2014-$77 billion
    2015-$21 billion (January-May)

    Total-$445 billion

    Source: OPEC Revenue Fact Sheet and Energy Information Administration (EIA), a statistical arm of the US Department of Energy for various years; and my estimates.

    Outcomes in 5 YEARS:

    a) External reserves declined from $47 billion in 2013 to $29 billion in 2015;
    b) Savings depleted from $21 billion in 2010 to $2 billion in 2015.
    c) Federal Government borrowed $2 billion to pay salaries.
    d) 24 States of the federation bankrupt -could not pay salaries of workers, could not repay debts and other contractual obligations.
    e) accumulated arrears of workers salaries and pensions, running into billions of Naira.
    f) accumulated contractors debt such that all major construction works stopped.
    g) NNPC technically bankrupt.
    h) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at its all time low. Declined to $3.1 billion in 2015 from $8.8 billion in 2011
    i) Nigeria's Credit Rating downgraded
    j) Massive capital flight: industries relocating to neighbouring West African countries.

    Nigeria real net oil export revenue: 2015-2017 (under PMB)

    Oil price $45 per barrel average
    Loss of 1.2 million barrels per day due to disruption by the Niger Delta Avengers

    2015-$16 billion (June-December)
    2016-$26 billion
    2017-$10 billion (January-April)

    Total-$52 billion

    Outcomes:in 2 YEARS

    a) External reserves boosted to $31.22 billion from $29 billion in 2015;
    b) Savings increased to $2.29 billion from $2 billion in 2015.
    c) Federal Government stopped borrowing to pay salaries.
    d) 24 States of the federation bailed out- to pay salaries of workers, repay debts and other contractual obligations.
    e) Settled fully accumulated arrears of workers salaries and pensions, running into billions of Naira.
    f) Settled fully accumulated contractors debt such that all major contractors are now back to site.
    g) settled fully oil importers claims amounting to $400 million.
    h) NNPC restructured and now solvent and liquid.
    i) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) steadily picking up.
    j) Agricultural revolution taken off such that we now have small holder farmers millionaires.
    k) Looted funds recovered running into trillion Naira mark and ploughed back into the budget.
    l) TSA the plugged loopholes of waste and swindle of public funds, now N4 trillion.
    ---to mention just a few

    Bottom line:

    a) Those looking for a magic wand, here it is. Using $52 billion or 12% in TWO years to achieve what Jonathan could not achieve with $445 billion in FIVE years.

    b) Only an incorrigible hater will say that Nigeria is not making progress under the PMB administration with the acute resource constraint and the multiplying challenges facing the country.

    ARE THESE INFORMATION CORRECT?

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    1. Thank you and God bless!

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    2. They are correct....God punish does thieves call PDP

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  16. It is better to know the fact and figure before criticising this government. If we continue to criticise with sentiments - not calling spade a spade, the past leaders/rulers who have destroyed the economy of this country and caused collateral damage to our name internationally will not see anything wrong in what they have done. That is why the formal president, Ebele Jonathan can still said they will take over government 2019 without feeling any remorese and that is why Ibori can still be having it in mind to come power again in 2019. They better go and reconcile with God by restituting their ways. FAO.

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