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Jonathan: I will develop Nasarawa into another Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday told crowd of supporters at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State that…

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday told crowd of supporters at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State that he has a vision to develop the state into another Abuja if elected back into office.

The president said the government in Nasarawa must work closely with the federal government to actualize the vision, urging them to vote for PDP at both presidential and governorship elections, as well as other offices for a smooth synergy in development.
He acknowledged that much of the workforce and those doing businesses in Abuja reside in Nasarawa which shares the longest border with the Federal Capital Territory (PDP), just as he acknowledged that much of farms in the state are owned by Abuja-based entrepreneurs, a development which he said may have been overstretching few existing facilities in the state. He said his administration has plans to step up development in the state, to add to what he has already done, to turn Nasarawa into another Abuja, but added that it will take a PDP Government House to key into his vision.
“That is why Nasarawa must work closely with the federal government,” the president said.
He acknowledged that the state has a heavy PPDP presence with two of the three senatorial seats,, four of the five House of Representatives seats, and 20 of the 24 state House of Assembly seats, and urged the people to support and vote for the governorship candidate, and to return PDP in all legislatives seats in the February elections.

Earlier, state deputy governor, Dameshi Barau Lua, who is the state PDP presidential campaign coordinator told the president that the mammoth crowds that gathered in Lafia to receive and support him was a testimony that the PDP was still in charge in the state, even after losing Government House to an opposition party in the last election.
Barau, who duped the APC in 2014, said the performance record of the Goodluk administration in the state has strengthen the resolve of the people to vote him again, and to replicate that for the position of the governor.

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