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Jonathan reacts to coup attempt in Ethiopia

nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen — Jonathan

Former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the recent coup attempt in Ethiopia.

Okay.ng had reported earlier that an army chief and the regional president were shot dead in the coup attempt.

Jonathan reacting incident through his Twitter handle said nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen.

He stressed in several tweets saying, “Nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of citizens in Ethiopia or any other nation.

“I have long said, believed and practised the principle that nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen.

“As such, it bleeds my heart when there is unnecessary and avoidable bloodshed as has just happened in Ethiopia. I condemn the attempted coup against the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

“I go further to call on men and women of goodwill around the world to also condemn such anti-democratic actions and show solidarity to the democratically elected constitutional order in Ethiopia.

“Democracy has come to rest in Africa. Constitutionality and the rule of law are what we in Africa need, especially in the cradle of civilisation and the melting point of the African Union.

“Africa hopes for a speedy return to normalcy and I stand ready to lend my voice and actions to make that possible. May God bless Africa and may He be with the government and people of Ethiopia at such a trying time.”

Okay.ng



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Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng)

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