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Published On: Fri, Jan 23rd, 2015

Polls: Transport minister drums support for Jonathan

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From David Hassan, Gombe

Minister of transport, Sen. Idris Umar has given reasons why President Jonathan should be re-elected for second term in office.

Speaking in Kumo during the flagging off of PDP campaign rally in Gombe,the minister said President

Jonathan had done enough, and there is need for the nation to re-elect him for second term to enable him complete his transformation agenda.

According to him, the present administration were able to transform abandoned projects to life, adding that the railway transport which was abandoned for decades had also put in place to benefit the public.

While commending the effort of the federal government on its transformation agenda, the minister said the nation had started benefiting from the dividend of democracy, which he explained that, government on its part would do more to ensure that every citizen in the country have sense of belonging in the society.

Speaking further, the minister maintained that the federal government had also boosted nation economy in four years which according to him, had impacted the living standard of the people in the country.

He said federal government had rehabilitated Almajiri schools across the north with a view to ensure that the Almajiri get access to education to enable them be meaningful to the society and called on

the public to shun differences and embraced one another in order to work with one voice.

The minister said as election draw nearer, there is need to sensitized the public on non-violence during and after the election, noting that without peace there would be no meaningful development in the country and urged the public as a matter of urgency to collect their permanent voters cards that will guarantee them to vote people of their choice.


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