Ahead 2023 general elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerian youths to reject ethnic and religious politics.
He gave the advice on Saturday in his speech in Owerri at the 80th birthday symposium of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
The former expressed worries over primordial sentiments of ethnicity and religion in politics in Nigeria “to the detriment of our country and our own collective roots.”
Jonathan said, “I think we need to reduce this. Collectively, if we work together and accommodate our differences, we can build a nation where everybody would have a sense of belonging. And everyone’s rights would be guaranteed.
“That is the way we must go – a Nigeria where justice and equality reigns.”