US Election Crisis: Peace is Better than Power, Says Ex- Nigerian President, GEJ


By Ola Dunni, Abuja


Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria has expressed his concern about the United States of America Election Crisis.

In a tweet, the former President, popularly called GEJ, an abbreviation of his full name, said;

“I have repeatedly said nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen, in any part of the world. Absolutely nobody.

Again, I reiterate that it is better to lose power at the cost of gaining peace, than to gain power at the price of losing the peace. As a leader, one must not just look unto one’s own interest, but the interest and the good of society. It is never too late to reject the venom and inject the serum of peace. It is necessary to state that the highest purpose of leadership is to bring people together, even those that do not share in your philosophy. And you do not need an office to do that. All you need to achieve that height of leadership is conscience. Let us be men of conscience at this hour”.

Earlier in the United States of America, protesters in support of US President Donald Trump caused an uproar in the Capitol building, moments when Congress met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory. They were however dispersed by anti-riot police while the mayor of Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a citywide curfew beginning at 6pm when the National Guard will be arriving at the Capitol to control the situation, DC government confirmed.

Five persons reportedly died in the mayhem and over 50 policemen have been hospitalised with serious injuries.

On Thursday, the lawmakers reconvened and finished the symbolic counting of the Electoral College votes and President-elect, Joe Biden was formally certified.

Dazed by the outcome, a usually cantankerous outgoing President Trump, said he would handover peacefully on inauguration Day, January 20. 2021.

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