Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has stated that Nigerians must have a country before any leadership position ahead of the 2023 general election.
Jonathan said this at the 2022 peace conference organised by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation in Abuja on Tuesday.
“We must have a state before you talk about having a President or a governor. If you destroy the country, then where do we need a President?”
He added that any leader that wants to obtain the top offices have the biggest stake to protect the nation.
“Anybody who is interested in leadership at the level of a president, governor, senator, etc, you have the biggest stake to protect the nation.
“Both those who want to be President, governors and their supporters should first know that we need to have a nation before whoever you are supporting can emerge (into leadership position).”