Stop promoting ethnic hatred, Jonathan warns




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Abuja— Goodluck Jonathan has cautioned against promoting divisiveness, sectionalism and ethnic hatred in the country following the outcome of the March 28 elections, warning that those engaged in such acts should “cease and desist actions that detract the true spirit and culture of envisioned by patriotic and women of goodwill in Nigeria.
In a on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to on Media and Publicity, Dt Reuben Abati said the was “concerned about the negative triumphalism that has been put on display by certain elements since March 31 which flies in the face of his personal commitment to post- peace, and national stability”.
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According to Dr Abati, the “also condemns the undue harassment of public officials serving under his administration and urges all affected persons to continue to perform their lawful duties without fear”.
The reads; “As the nation prepares for Saturday’s governorship and State elections, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan calls on all Nigerians to remain peaceful, united and law-abiding.
“The President condemns the very unseemly attempt by some politicians, groups and individuals to intimidate others, heat up the polity and cause public disorder and disaffection in the aftermath of the Presidential and National elections.
“President Jonathan is especially concerned about the negative triumphalism that has been put on display by certain elements since March 31 which flies in the face of his personal commitment to post- peace, and national stability.
“The President calls on all those, who through their actions and utterances, have been promoting divisiveness, sectionalism and ethnic hatred in the country following the outcome of the March 28 elections to cease and desist actions that detract the true spirit and culture of envisioned by patriotic and women of goodwill in Nigeria.
“President Jonathan also condemns the undue harassment of public officials serving under his administration and urges all affected persons to continue to perform their lawful duties without fear.
“The President cautions that this should be a for the healing of wounds in the overriding interest of national , stability and , not a for ethnic jingoism and the settling of scores.
“The Federal Government will not condone any attempt to instigate a in any part of the country in furtherance of personal ambitions.
“President Jonathan assures all Nigerians that his administration remains fully committed to national and the entrenchment of the best values of for the good of all Nigerians.
“He urges Nigerians to go out en-masse once again on April 11 to vote for candidates of their choice in the Governorship and State elections with the confidence that his administration will do all within its powers to ensure that they do so in peace, without threats, intimidation or violence any quarters”

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