Governments Perform Better During Second Term And Mine Won’t Be Different” – Pres. Goodluck Jonathan
by Dare Lawal
President Goodluck Jonathan made an argument for his second term on Tuesday, saying that most governments perform better during the second term of their administrations.
Speaking to members of the Kogi state Council of Chiefs at the Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja, Kogi state, he said his administration’s case would not be an exception as he was set to do more in the next four years, if re-elected, than what he has achieved in the last four years.
He said public office holders perform better during their second term because they have enough time to settle down and plan for national development.
He said, “Whatever we have done in the last four years, we believe that we will even do more in the next four years.
“Most governments all over the world do better in their second tenure.
“This is because the Presidents are more stable that time, especially in this two terms arrangement.
“They are more stable. They sit down and plan for the country and focus on key areas.”
Jonathan promised that if re-elected, his administration would give more attention to the Ajaokuta Steel Company of Nigeria and ensure that the steel is included into the nation’s rail system.
He added that in the face of reducing crude oil price, his administration would also continue to give more attention to the development of solid minerals and agriculture among others.
He promised to continue to work with the state government to develop Kogi State.