No Nation Wins Against its Own People - Goodluck Jonathan Releases Statement on #LekkiMassacre

Published On: October 23, 2020, 4:31 pm (1 month ago)
Author: kacy lee

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters across the country, as he stated that no nation wins against its own people.

He made this known in a statement titled: ‘A call for Peace’, as he averred that the use of deadly force against citizens only aggravates tense situation.



His statement below:

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My heart goes out to the families of young Nigerians who have lost their lives in the past days as a result of #EndSARS protests. May God grant them the fortitude they need at this difficult time. It has been a difficult time to me as well. ‘’Nation-building is a collective task that involves the genuine efforts of all patriotic citizens; old or young. Our country cannot afford to lose the lives of our youth who we look up to take over leadership and continue our nation’s journey to greatness.

‘’As leaders, we must understand that a nation can never win a battle against its own people. Thus, the use of deadly force against citizens only aggravates tense situations rather than assuage it. We must therefore move away from battlegrounds to middle grounds in our individual and national life. This, I believe, epitomises the essence of democracy.

‘’I condemn any unnecessary loss of life and urge efforts to be stepped up to ensure that there is no such recurrence. We all must accept that we are all brothers and sisters of one Nigeria, and always act towards each other accordingly. I urge protesters to do so with caution.”



Posted: (1 month ago) on 23-10-2020 04:31 PM | Addicted Hero
Call a spade a spade....,nonsense

Posted: (1 month ago) on 23-10-2020 05:11 PM | Hero
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Nigerian leaders are thieves
Posted: (1 month ago) on 23-10-2020 08:10 PM | Gistmaniac
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If only u were still our President in this most difficult time, things wouldn't have gone this bad.
One of the BEST President Nigeria have ever produced.
Posted: (1 month ago) on 23-10-2020 08:41 PM | Gistmaniac
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APC and it's deadly cabals have killed Nigeria with the worst corruption regime ever under president Muhammadu Buhari....What a shame
Posted: (1 month ago) on 24-10-2020 02:36 AM | Gistmaniac
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