Report revealed that, during the Presidential dinner organised by the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Alumni Association in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, has said that the Jonathan administration created the opposition movement as a deliberate attempt to deepen democracy in the country.
The SGF, who represented the president, said that the Jonathan’s objective in politics was not to remain perpetually in power but to expand the political atmosphere for wider participation.
“We created the political opposition movement. The opposition movements owe their existence and activities to President Goodluck Jonathan.
“I can assure you that President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to deliver the dividends of fundamentals of democracy in Nigeria,” he said.
According to him, neither the ruling Peoples Democratic Party nor the Jonathan administration is scared about the rising opposition movement.
“We are enjoying what is happening. We created it. The enhanced political environment is what the opposition is enjoying.
“If they abuse it, do not mind. It does not matter. It does not challenge us,” the former Senate President said.