- Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian president, has an important piece of advice for Nigerian youths ahead of the 2023 elections
- The former leader urged the youths to elect only those that will promote peace and unity of Nigeria
- Jonathan who spoke at a gathering in Imo said politicians who will cause ethnic crises do not deserve to be voted
Owerri, Imo state - Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerian youths to vote for only those that will promote peace and unity of the country.
The former president urged the youths not to vote for those that would erect ethnoreligious walls across the country and further impede the progress of Nigeria.
According to New Telegraph, Jonathan gave the advice on Saturday, September 3, in Owerri, the Imo state capital at the lecture organized by the Imo Correspondent Chapel in honour of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who clocked 80 years.
Take back your country: Jonathan tells youths
Speaking further, the ex-president called on young Nigerians to take back their country and be intentional in their actions and voting in the 2023 elections.
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“Luckily, we are in an election cycle. So, my challenge to the youth is to take charge of their future by electing those who believe in our unity and will promote peace and progress, not those who will erect ethnic walls and religious barriers among our people," Jonathan was quoted as saying.
2023: Nasarawa governor reveals why Tinubu visited Jonathan, Obasanjo
In another report, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state disclosed the real reason why Bola Tinubu, the standard bearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The governor stated that Tinubu’s visit to both former presidents was merely to seek their counsel ahead of the 2023 presidential polls.
Governor Sule made this known on Thursday, September 1 during an interview on Channels TV’s late-night show “Politics Today”.
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The PDP maintained that the APC flagbearer, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, were identifying with Jonathan to beguile Nigerians ahead of the 2023 elections.
The main opposition party further alleged that both Tinubu, Shettima and other APC critical actors have been taking measures to distance themselves from the alleged failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.