President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday continued his consultations with traditional rulers from the South West with visits to three of them drawn from Lagos and Oyo States.
His first port of call was the palace of the Alara or Ilara Epe, Oba Akeem Adesanya, who is also the Chairman of the Epe Divisional Council of Obas.
The second leg of the visits took him to Oyo State where he met the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.
Jonathan’s message at the three palaces were the same: that the monarchs should support his re-election in the forthcoming general elections so that his government can consolidate on its achievements.
At the palace of the Soun of Ogbomosho, Jonathan asked the monarch to compile the list of Federal Government’s abandoned or ongoing projects in the town and hand them over to the Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Olajumoke Akinjide, for onward transmission to him.
“We promise that we will do our best to move Nigeria forward. Oloye Akinjide will collect the list of abandoned and ongoing projects from you (the monarch). When you send us back, we will complete them. We may not do much between now and election time,” he said.
Jonathan said while his administration had done much, it shall consolidate on its achievements if he was reelected in March.
He listed the areas his administration had achieved a lot to include agriculture, education, power and health among others.
He said only the Peoples Democratic Party government can implement the report of the national conference, while other parties would lock it up inside a cupboard.
The President reiterated his position that with his administration’s power reforms and full privatisation of the sector, Nigerians would take power supply for granted within the next few years. Punch