President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, March 22, 2015 reassured Nigerians that the general elections will hold on the rescheduled dates of March 28 and April 11, 2015, stressing that there will be no more shift in the election dates.
President Jonathan gave the assurance while rounding up his remarks at the presidential debate which was held in Abuja.
He said: “Let me use this unique opportunity to thank Nigerians today for showing much interest in the electoral process and to re-assure Nigerians that elections will hold as scheduled by INEC . The presidential election and the National Assembly election on the 28th of this month, and the governorship and the state assembly election on 11th of next month.”
President Jonathan participated in the debate alongside the presidential candidates of eleven other political parties, with his main opposition, General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) missing.
Other presidential candidates who participated in the debate included those of the United Peoples Party, Chief Chekwas Okorie; United Democratic Party, Godson Okoye; Kowa Party, Prof. Oluremi Sonaiya; National Conscience Party, Martin Onovo.
Others were Tunde Anifowose-Kelani of the Action Alliance; Ganiyu Galadima of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria; Rafiu Salau of the Alliance for Democracy; Mani Ahmad of African Democratic Congress and Ayeni Adebayo of African Peoples Alliance, Sam Eke of Citizens Popular Party and Ambrose Owuru of Hope Democratic Party.
President Jonathan also said that the current restructuring in the power sector will soon yield the desired result.
He said: “Like we take GSM for granted, Nigerians will start taking power for granted.”