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In Akwa Ibom, Jonathan Cautions Politicians On Violence

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L-R: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNOR GODSWILL AKPABIO AND VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL RALLY OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) IN UYO TODAY, MARCH 07, 2011.
L-R: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNOR GODSWILL AKPABIO AND VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL RALLY OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) IN UYO TODAY, MARCH 07, 2011.
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UYO, March 07, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the spate of politically motivated killings in Nigeria saying that no ambition is worth the blood of any individual.

The president who gave the warning in Uyo the capital city of Akwa Ibom state during the PDP Presidential campaign rally in the state stressed that the country has recorded too much blood shed lately.

“No ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian, neither mine nor yours. You don’t need to kill to protect your vote; campaign for one-man-one-vote and not killings. We are planning to empower the people and not mass graves for them,” the President said.

Jonathan who pled against violence during the forth coming general elections explained that the only way to win in an election is to campaign, vote and guide the vote until the result is announced and not to introduce violence.

“To win in an election, you must guide your vote jealously, do the necessary campaign, make sure you cast your vote and wait for the result to be announced,” he stressed.

Condoling with the families of those who might have lost persons in the electioneering process especially the victims of the Port Harcourt stampede, Jonathan called for improved security system in the country, maintaining that those who ferment violence are not worthy of the nation.

He however promised increased human empowerment through agriculture and the power sector adding that before the end of his second tenure Nigerians will take power for granted, as there will be steady power supply in the country.