Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaking in Abuja on Saturday announced some key policies and objectives of what the Peoples Democratic Party will do when if the party reclaim power in 2019. Jonathan started his speech at the party’s special national convention, with the party’s achievements while in power, before he proceeded to tell the electorate what to expect from the party if elected in the 2019 general elections.“The party is indeed back to reclaim its prime position as the party to lead Nigeria to greatness. “As a human institution, we cannot claim to be perfect and as a political party, our accomplishments up to 2015 are clear for every Nigerian to see. PDP is a party that wants to place Nigeria in a position to compete favourably with other countries,’’he said.On the economy, the former president said “We tamed inflation at a single digit, maintained price stability, and drove the economy to become the largest in Africa. We also made Nigeria to be the number one foreign direct investment destination in the continent.’’ According to Jonathan, PDP introduced the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and the Treasury Single Account (TSA) which has helped to reduce corruption.
“Government is run by policies, the creative thinking, brains in the executive council and in the civil servants were harnessed to get to where we are. If elected in 2019, PDP will fight poverty and ensure that food prices are reduced.’’Photo Credit: Getty