No permanent enemies, friends in politics just permanent interests – Jonathan

By Post Nigeria February 12, 2015 16:27

No permanent enemies, friends in politics just permanent interests – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he is hopeful that the members of The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that defected to the opposition party would soon come back to the fold adding that in politics ‘’there is no permanent friend or permanent enemy but permanent interest.’’

Jonathan made this known during the Presidential Media Chat that was organized by the Presidency on Wednesday, February 12.

He however stressed that the likes of Governor Kwankwaso of Kano State and Governor Rotimi that left the party did so mainly based on their own self-interests.

Jonathan expressed optimism that the ruling PDP was going to win the defectors back.

He said; ‘’in politics, there are no permanent friends or permanent enemies, just permanent interests.

‘’Although the likes of Rabiu Kwankwaso, Rotimi Amaechi and others left the party because of their own interest, we are going to win some of them back.’’

The President re-emphasized that his administration was making all efforts within the limit of the constitution to ensure that the rag-tag insurgents ravaging the North-east are brought down to their knees.

He revealed that he expected serious advances to be made against insurgency in the coming weeks.

Jonathan urged politicians not to overheat the polity by their unguided utterances; rather they should look to put the interest of the nation first before their personal ambition.

He furthermore discarded the allegation that this administration is planning to form an interim government if he loses the forth coming general election.