Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has returned from limbo and would reclaim power in 2019.
Jonathan said this in his address at the party’s a special national convention in Abuja.
He said the party’s “achievements” while in power would rekindle the confidence of the electorate to vote for it 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.
According to Jonathan, the achievements of the party while in power are ample evidence to demonstrate that PDP is a party of vision and accomplishments.
He pointed to the successful and internationally-acclaimed elections conducted from 2011 by the PDP-controlled federal government.
On the economy, the former president said the PDP provided “focused leadership” through institutional and sectoral reforms which impacted positively on the country, especially in the last four years of our tenure.
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 him, in 2012, PDP ensured that prices of food remained stable in spite of flood which affected 50 per cent of farmlands along the flood plains of river Niger and Benue.Jonathan said the country was able to regain its goodwill internationally because the PDP pursued programmes and policies that were not only rewarding but were copied by other countries across the globe.
If elected in 2019, PDP will fight poverty and ensure that food prices are reduced.