Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged candidates and other politicians alike to put the wellbeing of Nigerians first during their electioneering activities for the 2023 general elections.
Jonathan gave this advice on Thursday, August 25, in Abuja during the annual Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Legacy Dialogue.
He asserts that it is crucial for all Nigerians to actively engage in the nation’s democratic processes to choose the right leaders who would make Nigeria better.
Jonathan, who joined the event virtually, said,
“The forthcoming elections are critical to our national aspirations, shared prosperity and development. I urge our politicians to be mindful of our unity and stability and exercise discipline in their campaigns and other political activities.
“To the rest of us, this period does not afford us the luxury of indifference. We must be determined to participate in our democratic processes. It requires that we must mobilise to vote those who will manage the affairs of the country with honesty in order to guarantee peace, justice, unity and progress in our land.”
Former Vice President, Mohammed Namadi Sambo, who was also at the event urged candidates and stakeholders of the various political parties to adopt issue-based campaigns for the 2023 general election.
“As we approach the critical stage towards the 2023 general election in Nigeria, it is important to use this opportunity to call on all political parties and indeed, candidates and other key stakeholders to adopt issue-based campaigns.” He said.