Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria, has revealed how he felt when he was chosen as his running mate with the late President Musa Yar’Adua.
The former leader, during his condolence visit to Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri after his father’s death in the Sampou community in the Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the State, said he never wanted to be vice president. but must accept fate.
“When I became a vice president I almost cried, I never wanted to, but that was my destiny and I had to move.”
He further advised politicians and their supporters to be calm and conduct themselves because If God wants them to be there, then they will.
“As a leader in the country who had the privilege of serving at the state level and national level, I can only advise that politics is not about that you must be there. If God wants you to be there, you will be there. If it is not yet your turn to be there, you will not be there.
“So, I advise people who are interested in these offices and their supporters to conduct themselves very well. They want to serve us, not to serve themselves.
“I always tell people that if you are so ambitious, then go into business. If you want to be in the state assembly and people don’t want you, fine, go and sleep. You want to be a governor and people don’t want you, go and sleep or do business.
“But if you want to serve us as people then you must be humble and you will not kill us before you serve us. So, people must conduct themselves peacefully and if God wants them to win their elections, they will win their elections.”
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