BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State said Nigeria has never been so disunited than now stressing that “we are only existing superficially and this is very dangerous.”
He therefore said that only a man with a strength of character and clear conscience like Senator David Mark is needed to rebuild a fragmented and disunited Nigeria in 2019.
Jonathan, who stated this when he received in audience the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential hopeful in his Yenogoa home, said beside the issue of dwindling economy and worsening insecurity, the major problem the next President would face is the challenge of uniting the country and giving every section a sense of belonging.
The former President also that every right-thinking Nigerian should crave for peace and unity if we must continue to stay together, adding that staying together is what everyone desires “because the global community respects and value us because of our size and population.”
Jonathan said; “As President of Nigeria, I worked harmoniously with Mark as President of the Senate. He demonstrated patriotism and loyalty to his fatherland. His colleagues admitted that he is a detribalized leader. He is the kind of man the nation needs now.”
Jonathan expressed optimism that the PDP would get it right in 2019 elections.
Earlier, Senator Mark said that Nigerians now know the difference between light and darkness, saying that he possesses the experience, knowledge and skill to bring the nation out of the social and economic malaise within two years if elected.
In her own remarks, the Director General of David Mark Campaign Organization, Senator Zainab Kure, paid glowing tribute to Jonathan for his uncommon leadership quality and sacrifices made to keep the nation united, saying that Nigerians would forever be grateful to him.