• Sunday, June 23, 2024
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Don’t vote for killers, Jonathan urges Nigerians

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians not to vote those who are prone to violence into power during the forthcoming general elections, describing them as enemies of the society.

Speaking in Uyo during a special interdenominational service to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State, Jonathan said the people would continue to suffer if such leaders were elected into public offices.

“In 2023, you must not make the mistake to vote killers. Those who will carry knives, guns, and all kinds of gadgets to go and kill people because of politics are the enemies of society. If you kill to become a leader, you will continue to kill to remain a leader.”

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“The people will continue to suffer. Make sure that from the House of Assembly to the House of Representatives to Senate to governor, you vote the right people in Akwa Ibom State.”

The ex-president commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for his impactful leadership and developmental strides in the state, recalling that there was uncertainty over the capacity of the governor to perform when he first took over the office in 2015.

“The election of Governor Udom should teach us, politicians, a good lesson. When Udom was to come as a governor, people said this man has never been into politics.

“Though we know he is a finance person who has been in the bank, he may not know how to manage human beings. But Udom came on board and changed the story,” Jonathan said.