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Politics – Why I convened 2014 national confab –Jonathan

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Published 17 November 2021

Frail President Goodluck Jonathan says he convened the 2014 National Conference so that you just need to invent an ambiance for Nigerians to apartment points pushing citizens towards divisive politics and sowing the seeds of discord.

Jonathan said this in his remarks at the “2nd Igbo Nsukka Zik Annual Advantage Award”, in memory of the significant Nigerian President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, on Tuesday in Abuja. The tournament become organised by Igbo Nsukka United Entrance.

On the tournament, Jonathan become honored with “the Zik’s Advantage Award”.

He said the incapacity to govern Nigeria’s differ become a necessary stumbling block to the nation’s socio-economic pattern.

“As soon as I convened the 2014 National Conference as President, my arrangement become to invent an ambiance that would allow our citizens to dispassionately handle those points which would be pushing us towards divisive politics and sowing the seeds of discord in our polity.

“I judge that, in a elaborate and various country enjoy ours, the hotfoot of nationhood and march to greatness will not be any longer a speed nonetheless a marathon.

“Nonetheless, to rep it fair, we now recognize got to operate noteworthy extra to unite our of us and combine our society, in uncover to fabricate a nation of selfless patriots and citizens, citizens as defined by the Greek philosophers.

“That is the form of country envisioned by our nationalists.

“That is the handiest methodology to flip our immense population, rich differ, and the outstanding resourcefulness of our of us into a obvious pressure that would transform and strengthen the greatness of our dear country.

“I fabricate no longer recognize any doubt in my mind that God Almighty has deposited in our land and in our citizens, the indefatigable spirit and creativity to unite, work and bid in a harmonious methodology and make our country mountainous,” Jonathan said

The ancient president wired the need for Nigerians to return together and agree on how to augment mechanisms and institutions that would promote the harmonization and performance of their various of us.

Jonathan said that would be sure that equitable distribution of sources and opportunities and encourage solidarity, patriotism, justice, peace, and sustainable pattern.

He expressed his belief that Azikiwe’s beliefs, philosophy, and wisdom had been very relevant at this declare time, as Nigerians sought to chart a technique forward for the country.

He added that Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and other mountainous nationalists did their finest to eliminate the image of our country.

“The nation owes Nnamdi Azikiwe, the significant President of Nigeria who become pretty than enterprise from 1963 to 1966, a debt of gratitude.

“His outstanding role while working with other mountainous nationalists to stable the independence we abilities as of late become legendary.

“Nigerians of quite loads of generations will proceed to bear in mind his phenomenal efforts towards preserving Nigeria one, and his belief in Nigeria’s greatness anchored on equity, justice, and inclusion.”

Jonathan said that as an indigene of Eastern Nigeria, born in Northern Nigeria and established in Western Nigeria, Azikiwe had a cosmopolitan lifestyles abilities and disposition that tantalizing him for his role in society.

This, in keeping with him, enabled Azikiwe to check a progressive Nigeria, whose various tribes and tongues would blend to invent a mountainous nation to guide the remaining of Africa.

“Whether as a political leader, creator, journalist and media proprietor, Zik become unswerving in his consistent rhetoric about freedom and economic emancipation.

“He spent most of his lifestyles combating for the growth of this country and the effectively-being of her of us.

“It’s, as a result of this fact, a thing of mountainous significance that this community selected this very particular day to evoke the nationalist spirit and principles of Azikiwe and restore to our consciousness, those beliefs that raised our optimism just a few cohesive and peaceful nation.

“A nation that would blueprint its energy in ethnic tolerance and accommodation and project to the sphere the good thing about solidarity in differ.

“In those early days, Azikiwe by no methodology minced phrases on his fervent belief and optimism in the mountainous potentials of our uniquely various society.

“He lived and died for one Nigeria, believing that what binds us is greater and additional purposeful than what divides us as a of us.

“Whereas most political pundits voice that the capability for Nigeria’s greatness stays potent, our nation has persevered, since independence, to grapple with the outcomes of miserable management of our differ and variations.

Jonathan recommended the community for organising the dialogue on the 117th birthday of Azikiwe and for making efforts to preserve his legacies for national solidarity, in no longer easy instances.

Jonathan, moreover most widespread the solidarity and warm reception he continuously got from the of us of the South East of Nigeria.

“The unconditional solidarity South Easterners recognize continuously accorded me, reinforces my hope in the indisputable fact that we can truly fraternize with each other as citizens of one country, regardless of our tribe and tongue.

“It moreover reveals that Ndigbo has accredited me as one of their very hold, in spite of the indisputable fact that I come from the creeks of the Niger Delta.

“When my grandmother named me Azikiwe, she doubtlessly had no inkling of the which methodology of the identify, apart from the indisputable fact that she become enamored with the achievements of the mountainous nationalist, the Great Zik of Africa.”

“I truly recognize come to comprehend that the identify symbolizes peace, working out, greatness, and solidarity in solidarity,” Jonathan added.

(NAN)

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