Speaking at the flag-off of the 2019 presidential election campaign by the PDP, Jonathan said only the major opposition party could feed the country.
He added that northwest being the most populous part of Nigeria needed to make their numerical advantage count in 2019, saying that it was the region’s time to show Nigeria the way.
“We have seen four presidents, from Obasanjo to our late brother, Yar’Adua, to myself, and to the current president. You have seen how the various presidents and the various parties have worked, and one thing that is very clear is that PDP is still the number one party,”
“There is something that all of us need as human beings, everybody eats, everybody, every day must eat, and if you cannot eat well, then you are not happy.
“PDP is the only party that can make sure all of us eat very well, in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening”. Jonathan said
He beseeched the overwhelming crowd that they should endeavor to vote wisely, declaring that any wrong decision would have a telling effect on their children and grandchildren who will not forgive them.
“Let us not make any mistakes, those of us that are adults, old enough to vote, if we vote wrongly, our children and grandchildren will not forgive us.
“Today, our country has a lot of challenges; look at all the presidential candidates, all of them are good people, but among all, we have seen that it is only Atiku that can deliver.
“If you have a soccer match, you go with your best 11, you don’t manage, if you have a wrestling or a boxing tournament, you go with your best, you don’t manage.
“Atiku is experienced enough; he has demonstrated clearly from his personal life and his business life that he has that capacity to bring this country to one, and make our economy grow, so that all of us will have food to eat.” He added