ABEOKUTA – Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan , yesterday, said the Peoples Democratic Party was already in the mood of celebration of the victory of its Presidential and other candidates even before the election dates.
Dame Jonathan who was represented by the wife of the vice-president, Mrs Aminat Namadi Sambo, said women’s campaign train was in Ogun State to celebrate the party’s victory and not to campaign.
She stated this in Abeokuta on Monday at the PDP secretariat when she met the women’s wing of the party in the state.
According to her, it was time for the PDP to take-over the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress, while her husband and the vice-president, should be re-elected to continue their transformation agenda.
She said, ” What we are seeing today, to me, is only a celebration. We are not here to campaign. Party has started. We are just here to thank our women.
“The rousing welcome and the reception you have accorded us is an indication that PDP is coming back to Ogun State. If there is a place that we need change, it is Ogun State but we need transformation in Abuja. So, my dear women, I urge you to come en masse on March 28 and vote for Mr. President.
“We are all aware of the good works they have started and I think it is advisable that we allow them to continue what they have started.
“PDP will come back to Ogun State. But we need to do more. We need to go and get our PVC. Anybody that hasn’t collected his or her card should please do so.
“That is your power, that is your right and bring back the mandate that we have been expecting from you as women.
“I am quite sure you have tasted and you have been a witness to the good works that he has done in this great state of yours.
“I’m quite sure you are aware of the new power plant that has been constructed. I am quite sure you are aware of the transformation that has been going on in our transport system, the roads are now motorable. Work is ongoing in Lagos-Benin Road. So, we want you to continue to enjoy the goodies.
“Our railways are now working, our schools have been impacted with great infrastructure and our universities have been having a new uplift. I want to assure you that they will continue to support education, they will continue to transform the health sector, they will continue to transform the educational sector. Our airports are now having facelift everywhere you go. I’m quite sure, with your mandate, they will continue to do more.”
The PDP governorship candidate for the state, Gboyega Isiaka, and the former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, also canvassed for votes for President Jonathan.
Isiaka on his part, said Nigerians did not need a president that “will spend the nation’s money on his failing health.”
Those present at the event include former deputy governor of the state, Alhaja Salmot Badru, PDP senatorial candidate, Ogun Central, Dr. Bisola Sodipo-Clark, and Mrs Lola Abiola-Edewor among others.