Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan reacted to the violence that erupted after Donald Trump’s supporters invaded the US Capitol building on Wednesday.
Jonathan has reiterated that it’s better to lose power than to lose peace, according to him, nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. The 63-year-ild used himself as an example, he cited when her willingly concede defeat even before the final results of the 2015 Presidential elections was announced.
He made this call via posts on his Facebook page on Thursday, January 7.
“I have repeatedly said nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen, in any part of the world. Absolutely nobody. Again, I reiterate that it is better to lose power at the cost of gaining peace, than to gain power at the price of losing the peace. As a leader, one must not just look unto one’s own interest, but the interest and the good of society.
” It is never too late to reject the venom and inject the serum of peace. It is necessary to state that the highest purpose of leadership is to bring people together, even those that do not share in your philosophy. And you do not need an office to do that. All you need to achieve that height of leadership is conscience. Let us be men of conscience at this hour. GEJ.”
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