Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called on leaders and politicians to place power of love over love of power.
GEJ as he is popularly called added that it is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power, than to gain power at the cost of losing honour.
He stated this on Friday in a post on his official facebook page.
GEJ, who served as Nigeria’s President from 2009 to 2015, revealed that the above messages are his guiding philosophy.
He said, “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power, than to gain power at the cost of losing honour. At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power. This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls, or even in their dealings with fellow political actors.”