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Ethnic, religious divisions are too much, address it- Goodluck to Tinubu

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advised President Tinubu to work heavily to address the high rate of ethnic and religious division in Nigeria since his administration took over.

 

Former President Jonathan said Nigeria cannot build the desired democracy she wanted with the high rate of ethnic and religious division currently in the country.

 

Goodluck Jonathan said this on Tuesday, June 11, while giving the chairmanship address at the 25th Democracy Day Symposium in Abuja.

 

Represented by Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Jonathan told Tinubu that while the administration was committed to infrastructural development, health and education, it must put work in place to ensure that in the next 25 years democracy day celebration, Nigerians would not be clinging to religion and ethnic region.

 

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The former president said Nigeria’s democracy remained a work in progress. He called on the National Assembly to enact law that would address “winner takes it all”. Jonathan said Nigeria’s winner take it all electoral process must be addressed.

 

The Chairman of the 2024 25th Democracy Day Symposium, suggested that Nigeria should adopt a process where political parties that scored 30% to 40% in election cycles at the national and sub-national levels would not go without having “anything”.

 

Speaking further, former President Goodluck commended citizens for their active involvement in democratic debates. He said he was always “happy” whenever Nigerian youths hold the government available through social media.

 

Jonathan called for efforts from all political actors to focus on addressing challenges affecting citizens from benefitting from democracy.