Goodluck Jonathan speaks on wordings of national anthem, sends key message to Tinubu

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has issued a stark warning that Nigeria’s increasing reliance on ethnic politics poses a significant threat to the country’s unity and democracy...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

Speaking on Tuesday, June 11, at the 25th Democracy Day Public Lecture, held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, Jonathan cautioned that the emphasis on ethnic and religious sentiments in politics could lead to the downfall of the country.

As reported by The Nation, the former president also lamented the level of rancour that follow elections in the country, leading to high volumes of litigations every election season, describing the situation as embarrassing.

He advised the Tinubu administration to ensure that the politics of the next 25 years is transformative and inclusive, saying that there must be a determined effort to dilute the politics of region and religion.

“Let us ensure that the next 25 years of our democracy are even more transformative and inclusive and more prosperous for all of us.

In line with the wordings of our national anthem, I think the second stanza, to hand over to our children a banner without stain.

“We must not hand over to our children a democracy built on politics of religion or religion. A democracy built on ethnicity does not endure. It will continue to wobble.”..ĊONTINUE.THE FULL R£ĄÐING.>’.

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