— Jul 31, 2014
A political group fronting for President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term in office, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) said yesterday that it had concluded plans to organise rallies to push for the president’s re-election in 2015.
The group’s director of Public Communications and Strategy, Udenta O. Udenta, who gave the hint at a national stakeholders’ meeting in Awka, noted that as a major voice behind current positive propagation of the numerous achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan, TAN was becoming worried that over what she described as “the almost near absence of coverage of President Jonathan’s very many achievements nationwide”.
Noting that the negative antics of the few traducers of the administration were visibly unconscionably allowed to dominate the public pace, Udenta urged Nigerians to carefully take a dispassionate look at the very many unique achievements of President Jonathan.
Listing out the achievements sector by sector, which included Oil/Gas, Roads, Agriculture, Power, sports, Railway, Women/Youth empowerment, Housing, Port reforms, Electoral reforms, Aviation,Port Reforms, Automobile Industry and the National Conference, he said, to speed up things and ensure effectiveness in some sectors, a transparent Public Private Partnership(PPP) scheme was brought in.
Noting that the port reforms saw to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 22 airports, he said five new airport terminals were constructe d at the Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja airports, as well as six cargo terminals which were also approved and constructed.
“The port reforms were conceived with the ultimate goal of a 48-hour goods clearing policy in all the nation’s sea ports. This vision is now realizable while the 35% affirmative action set as a springboard for greater women empowerment as set out by the 1995 Beijing Conference was first actualized under Jonathan”, Udenta noted.
He said TAN had vowed to take the message of hope, peace, national cohesion and development which President Jonathan represents to the people to see for themselves and be convinced that it has to be consolidated, encouraged and accepted by all.
Udenta further explained that the meeting in Awka was to fine-tune the proposed national rallies which would be held in the six geo-political zones of the country, beginning with the South East at Awka on August 16,2014.
Describing TAN as a non-governmental, non-partisan organization which is simply spreading the message of peace and the promotion of good governance in the country, he noted that the group simply supports any duty bearer that identifies with the aspirations of the masses, like President Jonathan.