… “Don’t vote anyone that will compromise the interest of Nigeria”- GEJ warns
MINNA: As a way of admonishment, former Nigeria President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has advised Nigerians not to vote in anyone that would compromise the interest of Nigeria for his personal aggrandisement.
The former President who arrived the uphill residence of former military Head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar in Minna, at exactly 2pm on Thursday spoke on the build up towards the 2023 general elections.
Speaking shortly after a closed door meeting with General Abdulsalami, the former President who was dorned in his Niger Delta attire told journalists that the country needs a leader who has the interest of the country at heart.
He argued that Nigerians also need a leader who would carry all Nigerians along and see the country as his project by ensuring that it moves towards the path of growth and development.
According to him, “we all wish our country well especially for the young people, elections are coming and you have to elect the person you can trust. A leader that can serve us well.
“We need a leader who is also a servant that will take the interest of all of us, a leader that would not compromise the interest of the country for his personal aggrandisement.
“A leader that would carry all of us along, especially someone that will take Nigeria as a project”.
Speaking earlier the purpose of his visit, the former President said,” it has been almost a year since I came to Niger state. I am the most junior amongst the former Presidents and I do go round to visit them.
“I have not seen Abdulsalami for quite sometime, you know he just came back from abroad where he went for medical treatment.
“It is only proper to come with some of my friends to greet him and I want to also see General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. There is nothing special about the visit it is a regular visit that I normally do”.
Furthermore, Dr Jonathan explained that Nigeria needs General Abdulsalami especially now that the 2023 elections are at hand in order to contribute his quota in ensuring a peaceful, free and fair elections.
In his words, “we need him especially as the former chairman National Peace Committee. He mid-wived and ensured a peaceful election and as we approach elections again, there is so much pressure on him to see how we can conduct our elections freely, fairly in an environment that is peaceful.
He also visited and had a closed door meeting with General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.