We should think more about leaving behind a society that our children will be happy of – GEJ

President JonathanPresident Goodluck Jonathan has called on politicians to take things easy and stick to the provisions of the country’s Constitution, as the battle for 2015 general elections begins to intensify and politicians get more desperate to positioning themselves to gain early advantage against their opponents.

The president said that no political office holder would be able to stay in office beyond the stipulated tenure in the Constitution and therefore, there was no need for office seekers to be desperate about taking over leadership.

He made this known while speaking during the dedication of the All Saints’ Anglican Church building built by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for his community, Mpu in Aninnri Local Government Area of Enugu state. According to him, “There is no point fighting for political leadership that is transient to the extent that you want to even burn a house down because they perceive you are not too comfortable with a particular situation be it at the local level, be at the state and federal levels. These are transitional leadership.

“Today, we have a constitution that defines the maximum tenure that any individual can stay in office. And even if the constitution does not define, no leaders will stay there for life. I think collectively, we should think more about our own country, think more about leaving behind a society that our children will be happy of… I believe no leader can do everything for the society. But, think about some key things and do those ones but try and do those ones very well. What I can promise Nigerians is that with your support we will succeed. We have our challenges no doubt about that, but we are committed that we will make these little changes that will make a different in our lives” he assured.


  1. GEJ is d most controversial personality I’ve known, wat specific area is his govt attending to, was he not d same person dat said his children wants to go outside d country, can he give stewardship of his govt so far, why is he giving Nigeria an additional burden through his wife, can’t he learn from Nelson mandela medical treatment inside s/Africa?