Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Ahead of the Nov 11 gubernatorial polls in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi States, former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has appealed to citizens to desist from activities that would jeopardize the collective peace and stability of the states.
Making this call a few hours before the governorship election in the three states, Jonathan, in a statement via his official X handle, urged the electorates and politicians to avoid violence and conduct themselves peacefully and lawfully.
“As citizens of voting age in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States go to the polls for governorship election tomorrow, I urge all electorates and politicians to avoid violence and conduct themselves in a peaceful and lawful manner. Let us refrain from all activities that will jeopardize the collective peace and stability of our states and our country. A man who means well for his people would not recruit thugs to maim and kill the very people he wants to govern,” Jonathan said.
He further urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders to be professional and patriotic while discharging their responsibilities during the election.