- The 2023 general election is an election that would change the narrative and would be contested clearly by three strong parties in the country
- But Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians not to give up on the country but rather vote for good leaders
- In the buildup of the election, Jonathan urged Nigerians not to sell their votes but rather to vote with a mind of putting the right leader that would take the country to the next level among the comity of nations
Former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Nigerians not to lose hope in the country despite the prevailing circumstances, but to use the opportunity provided by the current political cycle to take decisions that would help renew hope, restore what had been lost and rebuild the country.
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Jonathan made this assertion in his keynote speech at the memorial lecture in honour of late Edo businessman and philanthropist, Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo in Abuja on Saturday, August 13.
He said Nigerians should get ready to be wooed at campaign grounds by various politicians seeking different offices, but their thoughts should be beyond 2023, Leadership reports.
Jonathan sends message to Nigerians
He urged the citizens to be concerned about Nigeria and the kind of leadership it deserves now and in the future to ensure that the country assumes its rightful place among the comity of nations.
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“We should endeavour to elect only those that will leave legacies of unity, peace and development.
"For a nation to grow, leaders at various points must deliberately make the necessary sacrifices that promote patriotism, inspire devotion and spur citizens to do their best for the country."
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Exercise your voting rights, Jonathan tells Nigerians
The renowned leader charged Nigerians to be circumspect in the exercise of their voting rights, shift from the “politics of bread and butter” and ensure that they do not elect leaders that would buy their conscience today and mortgage the future of their children and grandchildren.
Nigerians on the official Facebook page of Legit.ng reacted and noted they understood Jonathan's message.
Ojo Akinsanmi Anthony
"We understand you sir, may God crown our efforts as we Obidiently cast our votes Datti day."
Peace Harmony said
"We know that good leader you are talking about... The man Peter Obi to give Nigeria back to Nigerians ."
Sly Sylvester noted
"Workers party is the power building of many nations, Nigeria will be great again."
Osho Taiwo Otunba Horshman differ
"That is why Tinubu is the next president of Nigeria... He is very competent and capable."
"Peter Obi has earned our trust and respect.
"May our heart desires come to pass.."
Adebanjo Titilope stated
"My best president so far in Nigeria, God bless u sir."
Saeed Muhammad maintained
"Best President in the history of our democracy."
Chinyere Emmanuel lamented
"Since you left the office am still crying....to vote is a problem to me really miss you so much sir."
Nd Don Nnamdi
"He has indirectly told us the man with integrity,peter obi is the man."
Photos emerge as Jonathan monitors Kenyan presidential election
Former President Goodluck Jonathan is currently leading a team of observers to monitor the ongoing Kenya presidential polls.
Legit.ng gathered that the Bayelsa-born politician heads the Electoral Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.
It was further gathered that the electoral observation group is being deployed across the polling units in Kenya.