Former President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a message to all those desiring to become the next governor of Bayelsa State, advising them on what their paramount objective should be.
According to him, all those who want to govern Bayelsa should not desire for power because they want to “enjoy privileges and entitlements, but for the purpose of improving the livelihood of the people.”
Jonathan spoke at a workshop on ‘Credible governorship election and good governance in Bayelsa state’, organised by Ijaw Elders Forum.
The former president made part of his speech at the event known in a post on his official Twitter handle.
He said, “My message to all those who desire to govern us is that we shouldn’t seek power for the purpose of enjoying privileges and entitlements but for the purpose of improving the livelihood of the people.
“We need peace to develop as a state; to develop as a state we need to work together and ensure that peace is sustained during and after elections. The Ijaw Charter and Ijaw Nation Code of Ethics, Leadership & Governance is a welcome development.
“Our society will be better if all political players commit themselves to this Charter.”
Bayelsa State governorship election earlier slated to hold on November 2, 2019, was recently rescheduled for November 16, 2019 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The state remains one of the volatile states in Nigeria during any elections. Scores were recorded to have died in the state during this year’s general elections.
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