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Jonathan: Critics are after me because of 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said the barrage of criticisms against his government was not borne out of non-performance, but has the undertones of 2015 elections..
Jonathan spoke through the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku at the three years lecture anniversary of Pilot Newspapers. Maku cautioned Mr. President’s critics to stop using abusing words on Mr. President urging the Media not to offer platform for insult.
He said the administration of President Jonathan has done much more better things for people in the country as Nigerians can see various projects executed by this present administration within three years.
Maku said Mr. President is the first person that completed 10 power plants within three years and not less than 32 roads have been completed.
He said: “We have shown concrete projects on TV, giants power plants, they no longer discuss non-performance. Ten power plants delivered in three years, it has never happened like that before. We have completed 32 road projects.
He said Jonathan believes so much in democracy that is the reason the country has independent National Assembly.
On the economic situation of the country, he said if the government is lying on improvement of Nigeria economy ,is IMF lying? The poverty will not disappear in 3 years, it is going to happen gradually.
In his paper delivered at the event, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu revealed why 2005 National Conference organized by former President Olusegun Obasanjo failed saying legislatures are not carried along in the process.
Ekwremadu said,”The national legislature distanced itself from the conference on the ground that it was put up without its consent.
“It was organized to satisfy the yearning of the citizens for dialogue on their respective interest and popular call by the opposition and pro-democracy movement for SNC.
“Nigeria does not yet have a perfect federation or constitution. National dialogue is therefore an event of colossal importance in the nation’s search for durable social order, political stability and social equilibrium. There exist in Nigeria some deep cynism, but also fervent hopes that the current efforts at national dialogue will ultimately yield a constitution that reflects the wishes of people.
Speaking on behalf of Deputy Senate President, Special Adviser to Ekweremadu on Legal issue said ” I must say that it is not just enough to dialogue, make recommendation or utimately ament const. Making recommendation work is the ultimate goal. And making a constitution work is not easy, it does work unless politicians, citizens, courts, and other inst take it seriously and take steps to make it work.”

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