​We believe in you, that’s why we made one of your sons our umpire – Jonathan in Kebbi

By Post Nigeria January 20, 2015 06:00 Updated

​We believe in you, that’s why we made one of your sons our umpire – Jonathan in Kebbi

President Goodluck Jonathan during the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential rally in Kebbi State, expressed confidence in the ability of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Jega, on the unbiased umpire in the February general election.

“We appreciate the people of Kebbi State so much. We have confidence in you and that is why we are talking about elections.

We selected a son of Kebbi State, Prof. Jega, to be the number one umpire in this country.

It is because of the confidence we have in him to be an unbiased umpire.”

While commending the State Government for being part of the rice revolution in the country, he promised that his government would continue to support the state government to improve the welfare of the people.

He added that the reduction in price of petrol and slump in global crude oil price, there was the need for the country to strengthen alternative sources, especially on the area of agriculture.

The President told the gathering of party supporters that his administration established a federal university in the state because of the importance he has attached to education.

If given another opportunity, Jonathan said his administration would achieve a lot more within a few years.

The President had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Iliyasu Bashar, where he sought royal blessing for his ambition.

He told the traditional ruler that he was in the palace and in Birni Kebbi to formally inform the people of the state of his desire to seek re-election.

He praised the state government for keying into his administration’s agricultural transformation agenda.

He promised that the Federal Government would continue to partner with the State Government to see that the various developmental programmes are fruitful.

The emir pledged that traditional rulers in the state shall continue to be loyal to all constituted authorities and remain committed to peace in the country.​