President Goodluck Jonathan has often said that the blood of a Nigerian is not worth the ambition of any politician. According to President Jonathan, ‘democracy has to be nurtured to grow. Strong democratic institutions are the backbone of our democracy. They must be protected and nurtured. As for me, as a matter of principle, it is always the nation first. The president was reacting to the goodwill messages the new ambassadors of France, Ethiopia and Senegal sent. They were in agreement that the exemplary leadership displayed by the president in conceding defeat during the presidential election was unprecedented in Africa.
According to President Jonathan, ‘you must have a nation before you can have an ambition. It should always be the nation first. You don’t have to scuttle national progress for personal ambition. Since I assumed duty, I have been involved in quelling political crisis in some African countries and I know what they pass through and what some are going through. If you scuttle a system for personal ambition, it becomes a collective tragedy. He told the France ambassador Denis Guaer, that president Francoise Hollande was our guest in Nigeria during the celebration of Nigeria’s centenary. He has been very supportive of the country in the fight against terrorism. I expect that the same warmth and goodwill will be extended to the incoming government. I expect that France will continue to work with the new administration especially on issues of terrorism. He said that the UN has been supportive as well. Our troops, supported by regional forces, have done very well in fighting the terrorists in recent time. What we need now is support to help our people get back their lives.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
-Ex VP Atiku Abubakar on Restructuring.
Senate passes NFIA bill which limits EFCC’s powers
Ngige meets NLC,Corporate Affairs Mangement,Union on Wednesday over strike
Osinbajo to inaugurate $1.5bn Indorama fertilizer plant in Port Harcourt
We must empower youths to take up responsibilities- Dogara
EFCC recovers N328.9b from Conoil, Forte Oil, NNPC, Oando
© CybokNews 2016 | All Rights Reserved