Don’t vote killers into power in 2023, Jonathan warns Nigerians

The Nigeria’s former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has cautioned and urged Nigerians to avoid electing killers to power in the 2023 general elections, stressing that those in the habit of killing because of politics are enemies of the society

Penpushing reports that, Jonathan gave the caution note on Sunday during a thanksgiving service to mark the 35th anniversary of Akwa Ibom state, where he and his wife, Patience were special guests of honour

“In 2023, you must not make the mistake to vote killers. Those who 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 and the people will continue to suffer”, he emphasised

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Penpushing further reports that, Jonathan at the anniversary which was also attended by Governor Douye Diri of  Bayelsa state said he has monitored the growth of Akwa Ibom, noting  that he has been visiting the state at least once a year since he joined the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, now Niger Delta Development Commission, in 1994 as an assistant director.

The former President thanked the youth of the state for not vandalising infrastructure, and recalled how some people sabotaged his development efforts in the power sector by using arc saws to fell towers because they wanted Nigeria to remain in darkness.

Penpushing also reports that, he posited that the election of Governor, Udom Emmanuel, of the state should teach politicians a good lesson, especially those who doubted Emmanuel’s ability to manage human beings.

The Governor earlier in his speech, thanked the people of the state for their support and described this year’s state anniversary as his last as the Governor, adding that Akwa Ibom has become a state with a strong national story and a sparkling destination of choice for Nigerians and others across the globe.

Penpushing reports that, he expressed optimism that God will produce a man of His heart like him, to run affairs of the state, after his tenure, and gave assurance to complete the international worship centre before he leaves.

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