Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has advised political parties and politicians to seeks peace during the upcoming general election. The ex- president gave this advise during the 2022 peace conference organized by Good luck Jonathan Foundation.
According to him , Nigeria must exist before it can have another president. He admonished electoral contestant to protect the interest of Nigerians.
He said, “We must have a state before you talk about having a President or a governor. If you destroy the country, then where do we need a President?”
“Anybody who is interested in leadership at the level of a president, governor, senator, etc, you have the biggest stake to protect the nation.
“Both those who want to be President, governors and their supporters should first know that we need to have a nation before whoever you are supporting can emerge (into leadership position).”
He further noted that hate speech and propaganda are the biggest threat to Nigerian democracy and appealed to Nigerians not to engage in such.
Some prominent Nigerians that attended the peace conference include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjkpo, former Governor of Bauchi state, Isa Yuguda, Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, among others.