‘Why Nigerians Must Respect Office Of The President’

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

A socio-political group under the aegis of United Summit Friends Development Association has cautioned Nigerians, especially politicians, against making unguarded or derogatory statements on the office of the president.

Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, the national patron of the association, Chief Darlington Agha, noted that the office of the president is the country’s symbol of authority and thus should be respected.

Chief Agha said it was unfortunate that some politicians would throw caution to wind to engage in name-calling or pull-him-down syndrome in the name of politics.

“The political atmosphere is so tensed that some politicians have resorted to making hate speeches and insulting a serving president and his office, which is the highest office of the land. Our position as a group that stands for unity and social justice, we believe that Nigeria is more important than any individual. If there was no Nigeria, there would be no individual or political aspirations.

“The various political parties in the country and their supporters must put the interest of the nation above all other interests. We, therefore, condemn hate speeches and insult on Mr President’s person or office. We crave the indulgence of all Nigerians to work for the peace and unity of this country,” Chief Agha said.

Culled from: Leadership

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