It’s time to end politics of killing in Bayelsa -Jonathan | Dailytrust

It’s time to end politics of killing in Bayelsa -Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan
Goodluck Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to see politics as a platform to bring development and not to kill, chase people away from their communities.
Jonathan, who is also a former Governor of the state, aired his views yesterday during the commissioning of Nembe Unity Bridge linking Ogbolomabiri to Bassambiri, as part of activities marking Governor Douye Diri second term in office.

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The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Douye Diri, Mr Daniel Alabrah in a statement quoted Jonathan as praying that brand of such politics should come to an end in the area.
The former President, who also commissioned the Elebele bridge in Ogbia local government, said the projects would help to consolidate the peace and unity between the benefiting communities.
He described the bridge as symbolic and urged the people of Nembe to learn to resolve their differences amicably, especially during elections rather than play politics of violence.
He said, “You have done well to complete this bridge project. I had to come and identify with this unique ceremony. Today should mark the end of any inter-communal conflict.
“The importance of this bridge cannot be over-emphasised. From what I have seen, this bridge is expensive, well-built and solid. And I hope it will solidify the unity between the people of the two communities.
“Politics should be a platform to bring development to our people and not to kill and chase them away from their communities. With the commissioning of this bridge, we pray that that brand of politics would also come to an end.”

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