The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF) says it is banking on a report indicating that President Goodluck Jonathan will get over 90 percent of votes in the March 28 election.
PDPGF Chairman and Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio stated this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of a closed-door meeting Jonathan held with governors and other stakeholders of the party Monday evening.
“The meeting was just to take stock of the situation on ground and the report is very favourable. It looks like on the first ballot, we will win well over 90 percent of the votes across Nigeria,” he said.
Akpabio boasted that it is the same way Nigerians came together in 2011 to vote for Jonathan, that they would come together to re-elect him on March 28, this year.
This, he said, is because Jonathan has performed well; while the PDP has discharged its responsibilities to Nigerians to the best of its ability based on available resources.
He said the opposition was clearly in disarray ahead of the forthcoming general elections, saying he had always insisted that propaganda could only take one to a limit after which the reality would be clear.
Akpabio said with the latest development, Nigerians are now aware of the giant strides of Jonathan’s administration in the various sectors of the economy.
The governor also said that within the last four years, Jonathan had performed better than any president in the history of the country.
He said: “Today, Nigerians are much more aware of what the PDP administration under President Goodluck Jonathan has been doing. I want to commend not only the president, but also members of the Federal Executive Council who have opened the eyes of Nigerians to know that so many things have been done in the different sectors of the economy.
He said, “If you want to assess state-by-state, pick the opposition’s best APC state in Nigeria and compare it with the best state of the PDP. You’ll see that we tower above the opposition in all ramifications. The next election, particularly the election of March 28, will be about performance and issues. Nigerians have since gone above the level of tribalism and ethnic or religion differences. God put us together in this country and He knew that we’re a multiplicity of religions and tribes.”