Politics How Terrorism is Shaping the Jonathan Presidency -Vanguard



One of the most famous quotes from the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign during the run up to the presidential election in 2011 was his reference to his humble beginning in rural Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

While formally declaring his intention to seek election, President Jonathan delivered a passionate speech that marked the turning point ahead of the election. His speech resonated with majority of Nigerians who could identify with his story. He told Nigerians:

“I was not born rich, and in my youth, I never imagined that I would be where I am today, but not once did I ever give up. Not once did I imagine that a child from Otuoke, a small village in the Niger Delta, will one day rise to the position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I was raised by my mother and father with just enough money to meet our daily needs.

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Source: Vanguard

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