The Peoples Democratic Party has said that Nigeria needs change.
It, however, insisted that no change could be better than what it described as the rapid change in all sectors which it alleged Nigeria has undergone in the last four years.
The party declared the continuity of President Goodluck Jonathan as the real change the nation needs and not that offered by the opposition and its presidential candidate.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Olisa Metuh in Abuja on Tuesday, said no administration in the history of Nigeria has turned in high flying, all sector delivery in its first four years as President Jonathan, saying, in adopting change as its slogan, the APC has shown it is out of tune with reality as change has since begun under the present administration .
Metuh further argued that the mark of true leadership is the ability to stay the course notwithstanding the level of distractions orchestrated to make the leader lose focus, saying that President Jonathan has beaten every adversity to achieve an unprecedented transformation of Nigeria.
Metuh said, “What change is greater than an unimpeachable delivery in both fundamentals and incidentals of democracy?
“The basic and true test of democracy lies in the level of freedom available to the citizenry, in the separation of powers and in the value attached to the expressed wishes of the people in timely polls.
“To these cardinals of democracy, President Jonathan has been a slave! The change lies in the change of values and attitudes towards decades-long corruption as occasioned by the firm stand of President Jonathan on zero tolerance and in establishing the Freedom of Information law which have made Nigerians discuss freely and expose corruption while government battles the ill within the ambit of the law”.
Metuh added that under President Jonathan, Nigerians relish in all fundamental freedoms even to a level where the opposition denigrate the person and the office of the President, yet no one is harassed and none, a political prisoner.
Besides, he said the legacy of credible elections instituted in 2011 has gathered enough steam with President Jonathan’s insistence on one man, one vote.