“Sai Jonathan” Rents the Air in Adamawa as Mammoth Crowd Welcomes Jonathan Campaign Train
hands of the terrorists Boko Haram insurgents.
He made the revelation at the Mahmud Ribadu square Yola, Thursday, stating that no one in his right senses except a mad man will encourage insurgents to attack and kill people.
Other areas earlier recaptured from the Boko Haram were Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Hong and Gombi local government Areas.
The President also told the mammoth crowd that it is now just a matter of time and Madagali local government will be liberated from the insurgents.
According to President Goodluck Jonathan, he has had to meet with world leaders on the issue of Boko Haram and thus promised to eradicate the insurgents.
On Adamawa State the President expressed his gratitude to them for their votes in 2011 and hoped they will again do so in 2015.
“I cannot have supported Boko Haram except those who are mad and would want to destroy their country”, he lamented.
In his welcome speech Governor Bala Nggilari of Adamawa State assured the President of total support as seen by the turn out of the mammoth crowd.
Also in his remark, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State speaking on behalf North-east Governors assured the President that insurgent shall be a thing of the past.
Others who spoke were the campaign co-ordinator to Jonathans re-election bid, Senator Ahmadu Ali, Jibril Aminu, Hajiya Zainab Maina and Senate President David Mark among others.
However one man who stole the show was Adamawa state speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri where the mammoth crowd hailed him to the high heavens.
Our Correspondent reports that when he sounded Nigeria fa, the crowd chanted sai Goodluck and Adamawa fa, the crowd rented the air with sai Fintiri and this continued thereafter.
Meantime, the vice president Namadi Sambo has urged Muhammadu Buhari, the APC candidadte to ignore the advice from the APC vice presidential candidate to personally lead the war against Boko Haram, adding that any attempt by Buhari to lead such war would amount to a “suicide mission” in view of his age.
According to him, the APC should allow President Jonathan to continue to adopt ”a more scientific and modern” warfare in tackling the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency.
“I want to seize this opportunity to draw our attention to a publication, last week, credited to the vice-presidential candidate of the APC that their plan is to ask their presidential candidate, retired Maj-Gen. Buhari, to lead the war against Boko Haram.
“I want to ask you a question, a retired 73-year-old General – can he run? No!
“Okay, let’s assume that he can run; how many metres can he run before he falls? The training of a General that retired in 1985 is it the same training that can address a modern war? No!
“Now we are fighting war with drones, with new ideas that our President, a PhD holder, a scientist that is using (his knowledge) to address the security issues of this country.
He described the paln as a suicidal proposal, asking “will he (Buhari) go with a suicidal proposal?”
The vice-president urged the electorate to support President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Jonathan was the answer to the nation’s security and the answer to its development.
Sambo reassured that the PDP-led administration would continue to do its best in addressing the nation’s security challenges across the country.
On the developmental efforts of administration, Sambo said that the President had earmarked funds for the completion of two hydro-power dams in Adamawa.
“I want to give you this good news that Mr President has approved the development and completion of Kiri Dam and Jada Dam.
“All these Dams will be provided with hydro-electricity power and an irrigation scheme, with which we are developing economic corridors in Adamawa state.
“In addition to that, in the transport sector, I have good news for you. Mr President has approved the dredging of River Benue. Very soon, we will have a river port and ships and boats from different parts of the world will be here in Yola.’’
Sambo then urged the electorate in the state to ensure that they obtain their PVCs to enable them to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan and all other PDP candidates in the Feb. 14 and 28 general elections.
In his remarks, a chieftain of the PDP and a former Minister, Sen. Jubril Aminu, said Adamawa people had resolved to vote for Jonathana/Sambo ticket as well as other PDP candidates in the state during the February elections.