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2023: Former president, Jonathan makes demand from Atiku, Obi, Tinubu, others

The ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, advised all candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, who included the likes of Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, among other candidates, to work on making their campaigns clean, issue-based, free of violence.

Jonathan made this revelation while reading his virtual goodwill message in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Informant247 observes that the occasion which was meant for the presidential candidates and their parties to sign the first National Peace Accord on the 2023 general elections.

He also advised candidates, and their campaigners to make their campaigns issue based, and to resolve issues affecting Nigerians.

The former president said, “We are at a critical stage in our national life where we have no choice but to promote national cohesion, love and hope in order to make the desired progress.

“We cannot afford to continue to play politics of bitterness and division along ethnic and religious lines. This is because such kind of politics portends great danger to our unity, growth and the sustenance of our democracy.

“We have to be mindful of the destructive impact of hate speech, fake news and mindless propaganda, especially in a clime where the fabric of unity and stability still needs to be strengthened.

“I charge the candidates, their promoters and supporters to exercise restraint and seek to run their campaigns based on issues that affect our people.

“They should, by all means, avoid needless attacks on personalities, and use of abusive language for those are the elements that cause chaos and crisis during elections.’’

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