– The political crisis in the United States has prompted Nigeria’s former president, Jonathan, to issue a statement
– President Trump’s supporters had invaded the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, causing at least four deaths
– However, Jonathan said it is better to lose power at the expense of peace, saying nobody’s ambition is worth anyone’s one blood
Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has said nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen, in any part of the world.
Legit.ng notes that the former president’s statement follows the invasion of the United States Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump in a bid to stop Joe Biden from being certified as the winner of the November 3 presidential election.
Jonathan posted on Facebook:
“I have repeatedly said nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen, in any part of the world. Absolutely nobody. Again, I reiterate that it is better to lose power at the cost of gaining peace, than to gain power at the price of losing the peace.”
In 2015, Jonathan conceded defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, rescuing Nigeria from a situation that could have led to nationwide violence.
Meanwhile, following President Trump’s baseless allegation of voter fraud and refusal to concede defeat to Biden, his supporters on Wednesday, January 6, invaded the US Capital, causing a lockdown of the complex.
CNN reported that about four lives were lost in the daring riot staged by the supporters of the outgoing US president.
In a related development, Legit.ng earlier reported that few days to handing over to Biden, President Trump may be removed from office.
This is as some of the president’s cabinet members are considering invoking the 25th Amendment following the violence unleashed by Trump’s supporters.
Thee 25th Amendment is another constitutional means of removing a US president, apart from impeachment through the legislature.
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