Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to vote for candidates who will not mortgage the future of their children and grandchildren in 2023.
The ex-president gave this advice while delivering a keynote address at the one-year memorial summit in honour of late Captain Idahosa Okunbo, in Abuja on Saturday.
His words, “Ahead of the 2023 elections, we are getting ready to be wooed and wowed at campaign grounds by various politicians seeking different offices.
“But these thoughts are beyond 2023. It is about Nigeria and the kind of leadership it deserves now and in the future to ensure that our country assumes its rightful place among the comity of nations.
“My charge to Nigerians is to be circumspect in the exercise of their voting rights.
“We must shift away from the politics of bread and butter and ensure that we do not elect leaders that will buy our conscience today and mortgage the future of our children and grandchildren.
“We should endeavour to elect only those that will leave legacies of unity, peace and development,” Jonathan said.