President Goodluck Jonathan has boasted that the emergence of the All Progressives Congress, APC was as a result of the deliberate policy of his administration to entrench democracy in the country, hence called on the opposition to be grateful to him.
This Day report that Jonathan spoke at a roundtable conference in Abuja tagged: ‘The Other Side of Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration’, through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
According to Jonathan, his deliberate policy of promoting freedom of association made it possible for those in the opposition to merge in order to contest against the ruling party adding that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has never been afraid of the APC, and enjoys its attacks and criticism because the opposition party remains its creation.
He said his administration, in its bid to entrench democratic values, has ensured the freedom of speech, adding that his administration was one, which is accepting insults and abuses from the people without having to reprimand anyone.
Jonathan stated that despite all the negative comments against him and his government, there was no political prisoner in the country. He added that his administration has been able to stabilise the National Assembly by not interfering, in spite of the turbulence in the legislature.