Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised politicians who didn’t win in the presidential and National Assembly polls and those that might not succeed in their ambitions in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections to consider doing business or other areas of interest.
The former President additionally narrated how he nearly cried while he turned into voted in as Vice President withinside the 2007 presidential election due to the fact he in no way desired to turn out to be one.
Recall that Jonathan turned into strolling mate to overdue President Musa Yar’Adua and the duo succeeded former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar. Jonathan later succeeded Yar’Adua as President after his loss of life in May 2010.
He recommended politicians to behavior themselves peacefully all through and after the 2023 elections.
Jonathan said this whilst he paid a condolence go to to governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State over the dying of his father at Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the nation.
“As a pacesetter withinside the us of a who had the privilege of serving on the kingdom stage and countrywide degree, I can simplest recommend that politics isn't always approximately which you ought to be there. If God wishes you to be there, you may be there. If it isn't always but your flip to be there, you may now no longer be there. When I have become a vice chairman I nearly cried, I in no way desired to, however that turned into my future and I needed to move.
“So, I suggest folks who are inquisitive about those places of work and their supporters to behavior themselves very well. They need to serve us, now no longer to serve themselves.
“I usually inform humans that in case you are so ambitious, then cross into business. If you need to be withinside the country meeting and those don’t need you, fine, move and sleep. You need to be a governor and those don’t need you, pass and sleep or do business.
“But in case you need to serve us as human beings then you definitely need to be humble and you may now no longer kill us earlier than you serve us. So, humans have to behavior themselves peacefully and if God wishes them to win their elections, they may win their elections,” Jonathan said.
Before the 2007 preferred elections, Jonathan, who become the Governor of Bayelsa State, became selected as Yar’Adua as strolling mate withinside the presidential price price tag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They gained the election and he served because the Vice President for 3 years earlier than the passing of Yar’Adua.
Following the demise of Yar-Adua, Jonathan have become the President and finished the tenure. He contested the 2011 election and became elected to serve for any other 4 years. He, however, misplaced his reelection to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.
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