- In the build-up to the 2023 elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan has charged Nigerians to vote right
- Whilst political parties are preparing for their campaign a few days from now, Jonathan urged Nigerians not to make the mistake of voting killers in next year's poll
- The former leader gave this advice on Sunday at a special interdenominational service in Akwa Ibom state
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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan has charged Nigerians not to make the mistake of voting those he described as killers into elective positions, Channels TV reported.
He gave the charge on Sunday, September 25, in Uyo during a special interdenominational service to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State.
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“In 2023, you must not make the mistake to vote killers.
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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.”
Jonathan praised Governor Udom Emmanuel
The ex-President commended the state governor, Udom Emmanuel for his developmental strides in the South-South state.
He recalled that when the ex-governor, Godswill Akpabio was leaving office, there was uncertainty over the performance of Emmanuel who was the Secretary to the State Government at the time.
Although Emmanuel veered into politics from the private sector, Jonathan maintained that Emmanuel has done well within seven years in office.
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Comedy and stories crib wrote:
"In summary, he said y'all should vote your candidate."
Success Kabiri queried:
"While can't you be bold enough to tell Nigerians that Peter Obi is the best amongst the major presidential candidates."
Blessing Daniel noted:
"And who are the killers? All politicians are the same."
Stanley Ndubuisi prayed and urged:
"May the souls of those who died at lekki toll gate during endSars protest rest in peace.
"Vote wisely, Nigerians."
Sammy Obasi said:
"Yes sir! You're well respected and Nigerians will remain Obi-dient to your advice."
Tunde Odelade wrote:
"Oga Jonah was speaking in parable."
Alanamu Olaitan YP noted:
"Baba is shy of telling us to vote for Peter Obi. Anyways, we know what’s up already. Peter Obi is the next president of Nigeria. "
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