Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has counseled politicians including US President, Donald Trump to prioritise the lives of citizens over personal ambition.
Jonathan in a statement on his Facebook page Friday noted that nobody’s ambition was worth the blood of any citizen and urged leaders to not gain power at the cost of losing their honour.
Ex-president Jonathan has however urged leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls to focus on the power of lover rather than the love of power.
He said; “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power, than to gain power at the cost of losing honour.
“At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power. This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I.
“And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls, or even in their dealings with fellow political actors.”
President Donald Trump campaign team had filed multiple lawsuits in Pennsylvania targeting the state’s rules for election observers and mail-in ballots, as well as intervening in an ongoing U.S. Supreme Court case regarding the state’s mail-in ballot deadline,
This came as his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, expanded his lead to secure the presidency in the 2020 US election and as Trump’s chances at a reelection dwindled.