President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, February 20, 2015 hosted leaders of some market women groups a the State House, Marina in Lagos State where he told them that only a victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general election will free them from oppression.
The women, who had come in company of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro complained to President Jonathan about the high-handedness suffered at the hands of the All Progressivs Congress (APC) administration.
The leader of the delegation Hajia Aminat Hussein said they have been staunch supporters of the PDP since inception but had been harassed, adding that despite attempts by the APC to buy over many of them, they would mobilise themselves in Lagos and other states to ensure victory.
We are promising you that you will not lose in Lagos; this coming election is for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and God is with you
Responding to the women, President Jonathan said:
Our victory at the polls will free all Lagos traders from oppression. You need to be free; we will remove Lagos from bondage.
I have listened to you; you have been carrying the PDP flag; you have been humiliated but you still marched on.
Thank you for working hard for PDP; this is the final struggle and time for us to use all our strength to achieve victory.
If we struggle and win Lagos State, everybody will do his business without being harassed or intimidated.
Obanikoro on his part, eulogized President Jonathan, adding that the APC will be overwhelmed at the polls.
These women are more concerned about the reality than news in the social media. APC will be shocked on election day; we believe in our President.
I do not know of any president that is as humble as Jonathan. If you have such a man as President, your interest will be protected.