Pendulum: The Battle of the Nigerian Generals By @DeleMomodu
“IF YOU LOVE NIGERIA, YOU MUST COME OUT TO VOTE”- GOODLUCK JONATHAN
As advice from the stable of an elder statesman before the country goes to the polls, Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to come out massively for the love of the country to participate in tomorrow’s election saying that a high voter turnout is the best anti-dote to rigging.
Dr. Jonathan who gave the prescription in a post on his Facebook page also tasked voters to shun violence during the voting exercise.
“My simple message to you is that if you love Nigeria, you must come out to vote,”
“The best antidote to the rigging of elections is a high voter turnout. Remember, none of us is greater than all of us.” he wrote on Facebook.
While cautioning Nigerians not to be negligent in their civic responsibility, he affirmed that:
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil”. “As a wise man once said: ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,”.
“You are all good Nigerians. I, therefore, urge you to come out and vote based on your conscience and conviction.”
“Now it is your turn to prove that nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen,” he said.
He finally sues for a peaceful election.
“Shun violence, shun hatred. Come out this Saturday and vote peacefully for the Nigeria of your choice. Remember, we are all brothers and sisters born from the womb of one mother Nigeria.” The statement read.