As presidential candidates continue to campaign with a few days to the February general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stormed Delta state yesterday, February 5.
Jonathan and his campaign team shut down socio-economic activities in Asaba, the state capital, as markets were closed and some major streets were barricaded.
The Delta state government had asked schools to close down on Wednesday as Jonathan visited Asaba for the presidential campaign rally of the PDP, Channels TV reports.
Addressing the crowd that had gathered to receive him, the president promised to improve the maritime sector in the state.
He also assured the people that if he is re-elected, the state will receive more support from his government in all areas of the economy.
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According to the Daily Sun report, the president promised massive employment for young people across the country through the encouragement of talent in the entertainment industry and a commitment to the completion of the $16 billion Delta Gas City project at Ogidigben in Warri South-West Local Government.
Also speaking, his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, urged people to cast their votes for the PDP.
Top Nigerian celebrities were also in attendance to show their support for the president, who according to them had supported the entertainment sector.
They said the entertainment sector had seen a 100% improvement since the Jonathan administration began.
On Wednesday, the PDP’s campaign landed in Benin, the Edo state capital. During his visit, the president held a meeting with the Iyase of Benin who presented a gift to him at the palace of the Oba of Benin.
On Monday, February 2, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), held his presidential rally in the capital of Adamawa state, Yola.