Goodluck Jonathan Challenges Political Leaders On Accountability

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan and Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan and Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt

The former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has challenged those in political leadership to commit to making a difference in the lives of the people.

Dr. Jonathan was speaking when he visited the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Also present during the visit were the Chief of Staff to the governor, Emeka Woke, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani and the Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih.

The former President commended the governor for his developmental strides in the state, adding that Wike shared some similarities with him in terms of the desire to always make a difference when in office.

Thereafter, he expressed gratitude to Nigerians for accepting his person (Jonathan) even after leaving office.

Anyaoku Tasks Candidates On Peace Pact

anyaokuThe Chairman of the Abuja Accord of January 14, 2015, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has urged presidential candidates for the elections on Saturday to make conscious efforts to observe the agreement of the accord.

In a statement made available to journalists, Chief Anyaoku observed that despite the agreement, election campaigns have been characterized by hate speeches and violence in some areas.

While he commended security agencies for helping to keep the incidents minimal, Chief Anyaoku stated that the real test of the accord would be during the elections and the days after.

Mr Anyaoku, in the statement, pleaded with political leaders to be more actively engaged in advocating non-violence to their supporters.

He also encouraged everyone to work towards maintaining a positive image for the country as all eyes of the international community are on Nigeria to conduct free, fair and peaceful elections.