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Group slams Jonathan over 16,000mw of power

10 October 2014, Lagos – A professional arm of the All Progressives Congress, APC, The Salvage Group, TSG, has berated President Goodluck Jonathan over his alleged failure to fulfil one of his 2010 campaign promises to give Nigerians at least 16,000 megawatts of electricity within two years in office.

In a statement by its National Coordinator, Peter Ajayi, the group said that Jonathan, having allegedly failed to achieve 16,000 megawatts of power within the two terms he has been sworn in as President, and is seeking for another term in 2015 is as good as taking Nigerians for a ride.

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Jonathan

Ajayi who is a chairmanship aspirant for the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, said: “President Goodluck Jonathan during his campaign in 2010, promised Nigerians a steady electricity supply if voted into office. He promised 16,000 megawatt in the first two years of his administration.”

He was so sure to the extent that he went as far as saying if he didn’t achieve this in his first term, he doesn’t see any reason why he should be seeking another term in office and there was no need for him to continue beyond 2015.At the moment, not even a single megawatt has been generated by his administration. In fact, power generation has dropped drastically from 4000 megawatt he inherited.

“He made another notable promise to the people of South-east, saying, ‘íf I don’t deliver the second Niger bridge at the end of my tenure, I will leave this country and go and live elsewhere because the failure cannot be defended.Having failed to deliver on these promises, his aspiration to seek another term in office come 2015, despite the fact that he has been sworn in as president of Nigeria for two terms, which is the maximum number of times as contained in the constitution, is as good as taking Nigerians for a fool,” he said.



– Vanguard

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