It is no longer news that the #MeetThePresident event which was held Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, March 1, 2015 was the melting point of the who is who is Nigeria’s new media, business, entertainment and political circles.
The gathering which attracted the presence of several notable personalities had them taking turns to speak to over 5,000 youths who had gathered to show support for President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the Saturday, march 28, 2015 presidential election.
Here is what what said by the several notable dignitaries.
Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro:
“The change we need in Nigeria is to restructure the country. In over 5 years of GEJ’s administration, Nigeria has not witnessed political assassination. The continuation of Jonathan/Sambo administration is the future Nigerian youths want.”
PDP National Youth Leader, RT Hon. Abdullahi Maibasira:
“Vote for a man who have shown us love and who believes in investing of people.”
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State and Director of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation for South West:
“Jimi Agbaje will be the next governor of Lagos. An independent governor working for everybody. Jonathan is the change we need in Nigeria. He is already transforming the entire country through laudable programmes”
Former Anambra State Governor and Director of the PDP Presidential Campaign organisation for South East, Peter Obi:
“Everybody here is a graduate and someone who wants to rule Nigeria cannot even present his secondary certificate.
Presidency is not a retirement home! Jonathan, carry go!”
PDP Governorship aspirant for Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje:
“When Gen Muhammadu Buhari was the Head of State in 1983 I was struggling to have N100 in my pocket. We can’t afford to have a soldier in civilian clothes at Aso Rock. The best option for us is Goodluck Jonathan. The alternative has nothing that GEJ does not have”
President Goodluck Jonathan:
“My young and vibrant Nigerian youths I LOVE YOU.
“I promise you that we will continue to give Nigerian youths opportunities to serve their country. The current PDP National youth leader is the real youth leader in the history of Nigeria. Within this space of time, nobody has intervened in Education, Agriculture and Health care more this government. The PDP states have done wonderfully well. The only states that have built first class airports are the PDP states. Even in presidential lodges across the country, only those of PDP states that are in superb state.
“Our target was to end Polio in 2014, but by June this year, the WHO will declare Nigeria Polio free, by the Grace of God. The rail system collapsed in this country around 1983/1984 we are bringing it back. The Asian Tigers (Malaysia, Indonesia and so on) are great because of small and medium enterprises! It is our mission to create new millionaires among you all through various youth empowerment policies. The only thing that made to become the President of Nigeria is because I went to school. That was why we made it a priority to establish 12 new universities in the past five years.
“Myself and my vice, Namadi Sambo will continue to do things in the best interest of Nigerian youths. God bless Nigeria”