TICKER: Talks about 2015 now are distractions, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan declared, yesterday, that he is presently preoccupied with serious governance and warned politicians not to distract him with politics of 2015, saying the next general elections in year 2015 was still three years away.

The president, who spoke, yesterday, in Lagos through his Senior Special Adviser on Research, Documentation and Strategy, Mr. Oronto Douglas, at a media presentation of a book entitled Sure and Steady Transformation, said his main focus was to keep his promises to Nigerians which are already being witnessed across the country with the improvement in the power sector.

The 155-page book documents the numerous achievements of President Jonathan’s administration in first one year in office.

The President said the warning had become necessary given the preponderance of reports and comments on the 2015 election in national newspapers and other media channels.

He said in politics, 24 hours is a long time, and wondered why politicians are already talking about 2015 that is three whole years away.

He said: “There seems to be too much politics in Nigeria than governance. In other democracies, politics stops at the end of an election, and governance starts. But in Nigeria, it is the opposite.”

Politics will not put food on the table of the people. It is governance that will. Let us focus on governance.”

He advised Nigerians not to allow politicians distract them with talk about 2015 election, and focus on sincere assessment of his administration’s Transformation Agenda, which achievements in the last one year are documented in the book, and a website,

Vanguard Newspapers

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