SELYA YARNAP, Bauchi
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that INEC will hold scheduled elections this Saturday and April 11th.
Jonathan gave the assurance at a stakeholders’ meeting with PDP members from North East geopolitical zone held Monday in Bauchi.
He reiterated his administration’s determination to conduct free and fair election by giving INEC free hand to operate within the ambit of the law.
According to him, the military are doing everything possible to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents and assured that insurgency would be a thing of the past in the country.
“Anybody linking me with the the Boko Haram insurgents, God will judge between me and those people”, he said.
Also, the President assured that his administration was already winning the war against insurgency in the North-East zone.
He said, “As a government, there is no sector we have not touched. We have done well in the health sector. Today we have just commissioned a modern hospital in Bauchi State. And we are working hard to ensure that all Nigerians benefit from our interventions in the education sector.”
“We have established universities in all the states that don’t have federal universities. Today they have federal universities. We are committed to positive change and I urge you to vote for PDP for the sustenance of this change.
“Nigerians should hold their PVCs very well as an important asset because it will be used for future elections at all levels.”
“We are committed to one man, one vote, one youth, one vote,” he assured.
The President consoled with the families who lost their loved ones in the 2011 post- election violence in the zone, saying that government was doing everything possible to ensure hitch-free elections this year.
The national chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu at earlier declared that state in the North-East would this time around surprise the President with their massive votes for the party at all levels.