Jonathan warns Nigerians against voting for ‘killers’ in 2023

September 25, 2022
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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday warned Nigerians against electing people he described as “assassins” into elective positions in 2023.

Jonathan made the call in his address at a special interfaith service to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom was created by former President Ibrahim Babangida on September 23, 1987.

He said: “In 2023, you must not make the mistake of voting killers. Those who will carry knives, guns, and all kinds of gadgets to go and kill people because of politics, are the enemies of society. If you kill to become a leader, you will continue to kill to remain a leader.

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“The people will continue to suffer. Make sure that from the House of Assembly to the House of Representatives to Senate to governor, you vote for the right people in Akwa Ibom State.”

The former president praised Governor Udom Emmanuel for his efforts at advancing development in the state.

He recalled how people expressed doubt about Emmanuel’s capacity when ex-governor Godswill Akpabio was about to leave office in 2015.

Jonathan said that Emmanuel entered politics after working in the business sector and has performed admirably throughout his seven years in office.

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