Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday, stated that the kind of war on unleashed on Kogites during the last governorship election is a thing of worry, especially for African democracy. This he said while speaking on behalf of other awardees at the 17th graduation ceremony of Igbinedion University Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.
He was honoured with the degree of Doctor of Science by the Igbinedion University.
He said “What happened in the last governorship elections in my state, Bayelsa and Kogi state. “Especially in Kogi state when that young lady was burnt alive in her house, something that should not happen in any normal society. Something is fundamentally wrong with our political system. “Only yesterday in the Ndjame Niger Republic, we were discussing the politics of our continent. Most of us former Heads of State, Presidents, former presidents, vice presidents. “The way Africa politics is going we are replacing military coup with a political coup de’ta and that cannot sustain the continent”, he said.
The just concluded Kogi state governorship election was marred with a lot of irregularities in which scores of electorates, party agents and even on lookers lost their lives to gun bullets.
Endeavour to always play by the rules for the overall interests of our people and for the sake of African Democracy at large – he urged politicians.