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I Will Do More For South-South If Re-elected – President Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 pledged to do more for the people of the South-South region if re-elected for a second term.

He made the commitment at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential rally held at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, explaining that he had to focus less on the region so as to ensure equitable distribution of resources and disclaim rumours that he would only cater for his people as president.

President J0nathan was reacting to claims by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi that he had not done anything tangible for Rivers and Bayelsa States, saying he accepts Governor Amaechi’s challenge but that his actions shows he meant well for the entirety of the country.

The President said: “What I want to tell you and the rest of the country is that the director-general of APC presidential campaign organisation, when he was in Yenagoa and when he was in Port Harcourt, mentioned clearly that the President has done nothing for the two states.

“Don’t worry, it is good news because people are saying that I concentrated development in the South-South. Bayelsa State was part of Rivers State. Then, if I don’t concentrate development in this state. That means there has not been development in Rivers and Bayelsa states.

“The DG (Amaechi) is telling Nigerians that I have not done this. That means that I am a transparent person. I did not allocate positions to my people. The DG would have been the very first person to expose me to the rest of the world; not just Nigeria, he would have taken me to America, to South Africa, to France, to UK; but that shows clearly that we meant well for this country.”

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