- Former President Goodluck Jonathan has cautioned politicians against actions that could put the country in jeopardy
- The ex-president also urged citizens and politicians to shun apathy in the forthcoming 2023 general elections
- According to Jonathan, next year's election is critical to Nigeria's aspiration for notable development processes
Nigerian politicians, especially those vying for one political office or the other, have been urged to ensure they are responsible in the quest to achieve their ambition.
The former president, Goodluck Jonathan, said it is important for the politicians to be mindful of Nigeria's corporate existence in their strive to win political office seats.
Daily Trust reports that Jonathan also urged the politicians and their supporters alike to ensure that they put Nigeria first while prioritising the well-being of Nigerians in their campaigns and other electioneering activities for the 2023 general elections.
Speaking in Abuja at the annual Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Legacy Dialogue, the former president admonished Nigerians to shun apathy and indifference.
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Citizens' participation in politics
He added that citizens should positively participate in the nation’s democratic processes to choose the right leaders that would make Nigeria better and united.
“The forthcoming elections are critical to our national aspirations, shared prosperity and development.
"I urge our politicians to be mindful of our unity and stability and exercise discipline in their campaigns and other political activities."
8 years later, Goodluck Jonathan opens up about Confab 2014, gives reasons for non-implementation of report
The loss of the 2015 presidential election and the lack of cooperation from the legislature have been listed as major factors that stalled the implementation of the 2014 National conference report.
These factors were highlighted by a former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan who convened the 2014 CONFAB.
According to Jonathan, there was no way such a report could have scaled through with the executive dealing with an uncooperative legislature.
Avoid politics of divisiveness, Goodluck Jonathan congratulates presidential flagbearers
Those he congratulated include Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, Malik Ado-Ibrahim among others.
He urged them to go about their campaigns in an orderly manner devoid of violence and other forms of acrimony and divisiveness.