Rivers State House of Assembly candidate for the Labour Party, LP, Engr. Joseph Ogbe has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a global asset, and an uncommon statesman that every serious politician and emerging leaders in the country should emulate, noting that Jonathan had demonstrated that politics is not “a do-or-die” affair.
Ogbe stated that President Jonathan’s congratulatory message to president-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), helped to ease tension in the country and equally proved that Jonathan is a patriot who truly loves Nigeria.
Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt, Engr Ogbe said “I am very proud to be a Nigerian because of President Jonathan’s exemplary leadership,” and urged emerging leaders across the country and Africa to place national interest ahead of personal interest, boasting that Nigeria now had a leader in the mould of late Nelson Mandela worthy of celebration across the globe.”
The candidate also said he was more resolved to use politics as vehicle to impact on people’s lives, and urged voters across the country to be peaceful and law-abiding in next Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly election.
“For me, politics is all about service to humanity. We cannot wish away the harsh realities confronting our people who struggle to make ends meet. Politics presents a formidable platform to change the way our people live.
“It amazes me that some of our youths end up in criminality when they could have taken to a different path, if a lawmaker had initiated a bill that would make it compulsory for people without a higher degree to be trained free of charge in one technical area of skill or the other.
“did not just wake up one morning to declare myself fit for election. I have always wanted to serve the people. The people themselves are aware of this fact, which is why they are solidly behind me.
“My people lack potable drinking water, electricity, well equipped primary and secondary schools, while the women, many of whom are bread winners for their families are not supported to expand or improve the little businesses they run.”


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