President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has maintained that his administration will ensure that credible, free and fair general elections are held in 2015 despite the enormous security challenges facing the country. Jonathan made this assurance on Sunday at the 2014 Democracy Day Inter-denominational Church Service in Abuja.
He noted that the 2015 general elections would be conducted in a peaceful manner and with globally acceptable standards, notwithstanding the spate of terrorism in some parts of Nigeria.
Speaking at the service, the President said, “I can assure you that 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, a journalist asked me whether there will be elections in Nigeria, and I told him there would be elections in this country. This country will continue to move forward in spite of some of the setbacks we are witnessing.
“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.”