Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigerian youths must reject candidates that try to divide the country along religious and ethnic lines.
According to Jonathan, Nigerians deserve a country where human rights are guaranteed.
The former Nigerian leader gave the charge while speaking at the 80th birthday ceremony of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
“Nigeria’s politics is steeped in ethnicity and religion to the detriment of our country and our own collective roots. I think we need to reduce this,” Jonathan said.
“Collectively, if we work together and accommodate our differences, we can build a nation where everybody would have a sense of belonging. And everyone’s rights would be guaranteed.
“That is the way we must go – a Nigeria where justice and equality reigns,” he added.
Chief Iwuanyanwu was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).