- Ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, has called on Nigerians to always do the right thing
- He urged them to continue doing the right thing even in the face of persecution
- According to him, it is better to be persecuted for doing the right thing rather than being associated with despicable conducts
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians to always do the right thing even in the face of persecution, saying it is better to be persecuted for doing the right thing rather than being associated with despicable conducts.
Vanguard reports that the former president spoke at the 2018 new yam festival of Obinugwu community in Orlu local government area of Imo state.
NAIJ.com gathers that Jonathan was welcomed by the community's traditional ruler, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, alongside the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha among others.
Jonathan expressed his gratitude to the people of the community and the state for resisting persecution of the traditional ruler, Ilomuanya.
He said: “I urge Nigerians not to despair in the face of persecution. Anything evil does not last for long. It is better to be persecuted for doing the right thing rather than being associated with despicable conducts.
“Eze Ilomuanya as a man has suffered unjust persecution for insisting that the right things be done and never succumbed. This is because, in his conscience, he appreciates the need to remain steadfast in goodness rather than buckling under evil pressure.
“Eze Ilomuanya is a very good example of a worthy royal father who understands the imperative of living an upright life. We must appreciate goodness even when threatened with persecution because evil doesn’t last for long. A leader must be prepared to face a lot of challenges at some points in life which is what leadership often entails.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former president, Goodluck Jonathan, lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that Nigerians had lost trust in him.
While speaking through his media office, Jonathan accused the federal government and the special assistant to President Buhari on media, Femi Adesina, of peddling falsehood over claims that Nigerians did not protest the hike in fuel price by the Buhari government because they trusted the government.
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