Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nigeria: Nigerian President Announces Bid To Run In 2015 Election

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has announced his intent to run for a second term in Nigeria's 2015 presidential elections. Elections for the President and National Assembly members will take place on February 14, 2015.

At a public address today in Abuja, President Jonathan reaffirmed his steadfast commitment to moving Nigeria forward -- continuing to channel resources toward wiping corruption clean and bringing to justice those that perpetrate exploitation. President Jonathan also emphasized his plans to continue deepening reforms in the financial sector, as his ongoing effort to sustain the country's economic growth and move Nigerians forward from poverty to prosperity.

"I have been faced with many challenges since coming to office as President," the President said. "Together, in unity, we overcame Ebola, and in the process demonstrated the strength of the Nigerian spirit. And together, united, we must maintain our vigilance."

The President stressed Nigeria cannot revert to a time when individual freedoms were trampled upon, elections were poisoned by corruption, railroads were neglected, and women were denied equal work opportunities. The time to look to the future of the nation is now -- but there remains much more to accomplish to take Nigeria to the next level, President Jonathan said to the crowd.

"For the right of our people to vote and for their voices to be heard, we are expanding opportunities. For Nigerians to have the right to free speech, we are expanding opportunities. For the job seekers, against all odds, we are expanding opportunities," he said. "Nigeria is destined for greatness. Today, here at Eagle Square, I say to Nigeria, that working together in love, in strength and in faith, we will build a nation of one people, united in purpose and in action."

These materials are distributed by LEVICK on behalf of the News Agency of Nigeria. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

SOURCE News Agency of Nigeria