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Your current persecution won’t last long – Jonathan assures Nigerians


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians not to despair in the face of the on-going “persecution because evil does not last”.

He said that “it is better to be persecuted for doing the right thing, than being associated with despicable conduct”.

Similarly, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has lamented that Nigeria is seriously misgovernment by the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.

Atiku said that he is offering to be the next president because he can fix the nation’s challenges.

Jonathan who spoke at the 2018 New Yam festival of the Obi of Obinugwu and Chairman, Igbo Traditional Rulers Forum, His Royal Majesty, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, stated that the monarch like other Nigerians, suffered unjust persecution for insisting that the right things be done.

In a statement by the Media Consultant to the Obi of Obinugwu, Mr. Kennedy Iweama, the former president who holds the title of “Chinaemeze of Igbo Land”, which was conferred on him by Eze Ilomuanya, said that: “Eze Ilomuanya is a very good example of a worthy royal father, who understands the imperative of living an upright life.

“We must appreciate goodness even when threatened with persecution because evil doesn’t last long. A leader must be prepared to face a lot of challenges at some point in life, which is what leadership often entails”.

Jonathan described the festival as “a well-organised event with the capacity of being packaged as a national event”.

He also showered praises on the Obinugwu people for remaining behind their monarch, during his travails and assured them that “the lost glories will soon be returned to the community”.

At the event, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, described Jonathan as “a friend in need, and a friend indeed”.

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, dissociated himself from the persecution of Eze Ilomuanya under the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led administration in Imo state.

While welcoming his guests earlier, Eze Ilomuanya described the festival as the dawn of a new era in the agricultural calendar of the community.

He stated that August 14 every year was always set aside for the festival which the community inherited from their forefathers.

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