Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to use his power positively saying posterity will haunt him if he abused his office as leader.
Jonathan said this in Ekiti State while inaugurating some projects on Friday.
He said: “I use this opportunity to call on Mr. President because I was there before, and I know that when you are there, there is so much pressure on you to use all the powers at your disposal to subjugate democracy.
“Don’t do that because what you go with, at the end of the day, is the good name you leave behind. If you use your powers negatively, posterity will haunt you. I call on Mr. President to use his power to strengthen democracy because all the great democracies we see in the world today were built by people. People make sacrifices to make their country great.”
The former President also commended Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, saying the latter’s performance would afford the Peoples Democratic Party a chance to win the July 14 governorship election.
“Since I came in I have been going round the state with the Governor. I have seen the support the Governor still has, I have seen the support the Peoples Democratic Party enjoys in the state. I have also seen the enthusiasm of our people. I don’t believe anybody can defeat the PDP in Ekiti, if real election is going to be conducted,” he said.