President Jonathan while speaking at the South South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political rally in Benin on Saturday , tagged “Unity Mega Rally.” said the country had reduced its poverty rate by 50 percent.
“We have reduced poverty in the country by 50%”
The President said that the PDP, as a party, believed in stomach infrastructure because the party must ensure that there was food security and job creation in the country.
He noted that any leader who claimed not to believe in stomach infrastructure was not ready to lead, as “you cannot lead hungry people.’’
He described the PDP as the only stable party since its formation that had never changed its name, logo or motto, adding that it is the only party that gives its members the freedom to climb to the highest level.
He said that all the nation needed was unity, and gave the assurance that although all the roads could not be rehabilitated at once, his administration would continue to improve on all infrastructure in the country.
He also gave the reassurance that since the nation was able to conquer the Ebola Virus Disease, it would also conquer the Boko Haram insurgency.
Source: The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)