Insecurity won’t stop 2015 election, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that the challenges currently facing the country will not stop the 2015 general elections from holding.

He gave the assurance while speaking at the 2014 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service in Abuja.

According to him, the next year democracy day will witness a new government.

He said: “After today, the next democracy day will witness a new government. I remember when I was in my village this morning to collect my permanent voter’s card, and a pressman asked me whether there will be elections in Nigeria, I told him there would be elections in this country.”

“This country will continue to move forward inspite of some of the setbacks we are witnessing, ” he added

The President also noted that the insecurity in the country caused by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram was meant to bring down his government if not for God’s interventions.

He thanked the congregation for coming and their prayers noting that without their prayers Nigeria would have suffered more from its share of the global terror.

Stressing that there are two types of forces operating in the country, forces of development and forces of retrogression (evil), he was optimistic that Nigeria will overcome every dark forces facing the country.

He said: “Without your prayers, it would have been worse. With your prayers, our girls will be seen by our security men.”

“All these distractions were planned to bring this government down. Since they failed, terror will also fail. Forces of darkness will never prevail over light. I call on all Nigerians to continue to pray and with God on our side, we shall overcome, ” he stated.

Also thanking God for 15 unbroken years of democracy in the country, he said that it is the best form of government and also provided opportunity for state governors to compare notes.

This, he said was not possible under the military era.

Stressing that his administration’s transformation policies are not mere campaign promises, he said that his administration has recorded great achievements in various sectors in the past three years.

He listed the sectors to include rail, roads, airports, agriculture, petroleum, power, industry and housing.

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