Saturday, February 21

 2/21/2015         No comments
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he would free the people of Lagos State from the “bondage” of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which has ruled the state since the inception of the fourth republic in 1999.

jonathan and market women

He asked the people not to vote for APC during the rescheduled general elections but to cast their votes for all the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates contesting elections, so as to be free from APC’s alleged 16 years of oppression in Lagos.
The President said this yesterday when a group of market women in the state paid him solidarity visit at the State House, Marina, Lagos.
Jonathan promised the market women that a PDP led administration in Lagos State would provide the enabling environment for traders to ply their trades without hindrance, unlike what they are said to be experiencing under the APC led government.
“I urge you all to vote for PDP. Our victory at the polls will free all Lagos traders from oppression. You need to be free; we will remove Lagos from bondage,” he said.
He commended the women for supporting his re-election bid and urged them not to be intimidated by the opposition, saying, “I have listened to you; you have been carrying the PDP flag; you have been humiliated but you still marched on.
“Thank you for working hard for PDP. This is the final struggle and the time for us to use all our strength to achieve victory. If we struggle and win Lagos State, everybody will do his business without being harassed or intimidated,” he said.
Earlier, the leader of the visiting team, Hajia Aminat Hussein, had told the president that they had stood behind the PDP since its inception but regretted that the members suffered harassment under the APC led government in the state.
She said that in spite of the attempts by APC “to buy over many of the market women,” the women would mobilise themselves in the state and in other states to ensure victory for the president.
See more photo from the session below………………

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