Former President Goodluck Jonathan has shared his opinion on the ongoing End SARS protests which has gotten world wide attention.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the former President has said that no blood needs to be spilled in a peaceful protest that is geared towards advancing the nation for all to live out their full potentials.
Jonathan also appealed to the End SARS protesters to ” exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times”
“No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country.
We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria: a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities. I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times. ”
Goodluck Jonathan shared his view on Twitter.
No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country. We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria:
— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) October 13, 2020
Information is also flying around that suggests that a North East Governor who served under Goodluck Jonathan is canvasing for a Jonathan presidency in 2023.
A source told Vanguard that the Northerners wouldn’t want to vote for an Igbo president so in order to rebuild Nigerian unity after Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan would be the best man for the job. The source said Jonathan is the best because Igbos wouldn’t reject him as they see him as one of their own .
Read his words below:
“My brother, you know there is no way the North will support the agitation of the Southeast for the presidency, but we all know that if Jonathan comes out that the Southeast will not oppose him,” a source who is not directly involved but privy to the plot disclosed. It was gathered that the proponents of the move believe that with Jonathan as president that Northern interests will not be harmed as they recall his pro North policies including appointments and the establishment of Almajari schools in several Northern states.
However, the clincher for the Northern establishment in seeing a return of Jonathan in the villa, is the add-on that a second Jonathan presidency would automatically put the North in contention to win power again in 2027.