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Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by agwom(m): 9:38am On Feb 19
Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday tasked Nigerians to embrace peace and shun violence ahead of the rescheduled general elections.

Jonathan, who was in Bayelsa, his home state at the weekend for the polls earlier scheduled for Feb. 16 and March 2 but postponed by one week to Feb. 23 and March 9, called on Nigerians to remain peaceful.

Jonathan spoke at a meeting with Niger Delta Youth Leaders on Monday in Yenagoa, where he urged the electorate to shun vote buying, instead vote according to their conscience.

“Use of money to induce voters has become very prevalent in Nigeria.

“It is more pronounced here than many African countries I have been to monitor elections and it is unhealthy for our development.

“My NGO is however, working on advocacy against it.

“Politics should be about the people but anyone who wants to make quick money should go into business and quit politics, which is all about service to the people.

“People should vote according to the dictates of their conscience and not be induced by money.

“I have said it several times that no ambition should be worth spilling of the blood of any Nigerian.

“Peace is fundamental to economic development and the reports of insecurity and violence scares away investors.

“Anytime someone is killed either by security agencies or by any other exra judicial means, it affects the reputation of the country adversely and that is why peace building is very essential, especially with the youth.

“Our youths are critical in our democracy because the future belongs to them, so, my advise is that we should be patient and shun violence in the coming elections,”Jonathan said.

Earlier, Mr Kenedy Tonjo-West, a Niger Delta Youth leader, said that representatives of Niger Delta youths from across the region were in Bayelsa to applaud the former President for his efforts at peace building.

He said that his exemplary leadership style of politics without violence and bitterness was an inspiration to Niger Delta youths.

West, who is also a Senior Special Adviser on Niger Delta Youth matters to the Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, noted that Jonathan’s influence on the youth of the region was responsible for the prevailing peace in the region.

He said that youths from the region were in Bayelsa to seek counsel from the former President following the shift in election date.

Mr Peretubo Oweilaemi, President of Ijaw Youth Council, said that youths from the Niger Delta region remained proud of the former President, who relinquished power in the interest of peace and development of Nigeria.

“The emphasis of our amiable leader, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on peace and peace building is very commendable, in spite of his political persuasion, he has chosen to always advocate peace and we the youth are learning from him.

“We have seen the region, which is very crucial to the country’s economy grow in peace because you advocate and preach peace all the time since you left office as President,” Oweilaemi said.

NAN reports that leaders of Non-Violent Youth groups including: Niger Delta Youths Coalition for Peace and Progress, Ex-Militant Leaders, who embraced the Presidential Amnesty programmes, among others were at the meeting.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/polls-shift-jonathan-sues-for-peace-urges-voters-to-resist-vote-buying.html

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Wizklynd23(m): 9:39am On Feb 19
This clueless Man on the news again
Modified: For those of you mentioning me
This Six FTC for the day cheesy
I dedicate it to you all Athiefku Supporters tongue tongue

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by ItzBIM(m): 9:40am On Feb 19
Let’s take back our country.

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by coolfredo(m): 9:40am On Feb 19
Ooo
Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by EdidemOluomo: 9:40am On Feb 19
Tell that to all these pipo shouting next level..
No be do or die.

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Effiongdbest: 9:40am On Feb 19
Nigerians have looked back these 4 years and what we have seen is only total darkness and misery. Life has been so miserable within just 4 years of only one man Buhari, is it the herdsmen killings, bokoharam killings, disunity, nepotism, python dance on armless protesters, Shitte Muslims killings, Poverty capital of the world, what have we not seen within just 4 years of this man Buhari, what??.

Anyone thinking of voting Buhari again may all these calamity listed above follow your immediate family from generation to generation, non shall escape it till eternity. Amen

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi all the way..

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Augiiee(m): 9:41am On Feb 19
Who is #GEJ kidding?... Same guy who used funds meant for arms procurement to buy votes 4yrs ago is now telling same people he bribed to desist from vote buying and selling... Oya keep on deceiving ur gullible Ipobian followers #Fraud

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by dododawa1: 9:41am On Feb 19
See this ogogoro man talking.

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by cleary: 9:41am On Feb 19
Please my people, help a starving brother. I have been pleading for help since 2 days now. I'm a student who returned to school last week because of the prospects of exams starting on Monday and also because I was opportuned to enter a free ride. my family isn't bouyant enough and my dad has severe high BP that's why I had to find my way so as not to make him to start thinking about where to get money to give me. I haven't eaten a decent food since I got back and am starving.


I am soliciting for help from well meaning people who will be touched enough to hear my plight and have mercy. I am not asking for much, no matter how little, it will go a long way. God bless you all
Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by HomeOfMe(f): 9:41am On Feb 19
Yes. Let the two side preach peach to their supportters and not violence like the bodybag threat.

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Sannisege: 9:41am On Feb 19
This NUISANCE that institutionalised vote buying is now talking. God punish you GEJ

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by kareemkamil(m): 9:41am On Feb 19
Mumu man.

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Bonapart(m): 9:41am On Feb 19
My question is, how was buhari able to convince Nigerians to vote for him in 2015? That was a lifetime scam stunt

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by BIAFRONIGERIAN(m): 9:41am On Feb 19
good
Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by helinues: 9:41am On Feb 19
Nice one from GEJ

A man of peace

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Timothy92: 9:42am On Feb 19
Please one of my brother come out with with second class uper, elect elect
And he is looking for work please if u can help

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by megareal: 9:42am On Feb 19
You are always a man of peace Sir. But they term it weakness and cowardice.

One day, I believe we will really get it right.

God bless GEJ.

God bless Atiku Abubakar.

God bless all those who are Obediently Atikulated

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by chiefolododo(m): 9:42am On Feb 19
Buhari hope you are reading this

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by DigitalGenius: 9:43am On Feb 19
Nice
Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by EdidemOluomo: 9:44am On Feb 19
dododawa1:
See this ogogoro man talking.


And you stay hungry,jobless and clueless for another 4yrs.
Simple

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by smatt1711: 9:44am On Feb 19
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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by virginboy1(m): 9:44am On Feb 19
I hope Buhari will follow Jonathan's footstep in accepting Defeat.



We don't want Next Level of Poverty...

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by globalresource: 9:44am On Feb 19
grin
Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Ogaga87(m): 9:44am On Feb 19
Wizklynd23:
This clueless Man on the news again

He is hundred times better than your best

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Baawaa(m): 9:45am On Feb 19
Jonathan spoke at a meeting with Niger Delta Youth Leaders on Monday in Yenagoa, where he urged the electorate to shun vote buying, instead vote according to their conscience.
If they hearken to your voice that means Atikulooting is a loser grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by EdidemOluomo: 9:45am On Feb 19
cleary:
Please my people, help a starving brother. I have been pleading for help since 2 days now. I'm a student who returned to school last week because of the prospects of exams starting on Monday and also because I was opportuned to enter a free ride. my family isn't bouyant enough and my dad has severe high BP that's why I had to find my way so as not to make him to start thinking about where to get money to give me. I haven't eaten a decent food since I got back and am starving.


I am soliciting for help from well meaning people who will be touched enough to hear my plight and have mercy. I am not asking for much, no matter how little, it will go a long way. God bless you all

If we check well now,you are among the next level shouting people.. Happy hunger o

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by oqjuzunsmdirect: 9:45am On Feb 19
Chia
Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by androidroot: 9:45am On Feb 19
Wizklynd23:
This clueless Man on the news again
ZOMBIE

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Re: Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote Buying by Ogaga87(m): 9:46am On Feb 19
dododawa1:
See this ogogoro man talking.

Mumu is not a good thing to be proud of

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