President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, started his campaign for re-election with a declaration that his generation has failed Nigeria, according to a Vanguard report.
The president made this declaration while addressing youths at the campaign ground, telling them to work hard for and dedicate themselves to the future of Nigeria.
The president also promised not to resort to crude tactics to combat the major challenges of corruption and insecurity that have plagued the country.
He pointed out that voting for APC was like returning Nigerians to prison. Speaking before a mammoth crowd at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, the president directed his address mainly to the youths.
The president had all serving governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and some principal officials of the National Assembly in attendance.
The president’s address was light on promises or policy announcements but he repeatedly criticised the campaign agenda of the opposition.