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Any society where thugs become role models will fail – Jonathan says

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Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan says any society where thugs become role models is doomed to fail.

Jonathan made this known in an article he wrote as a guest columnist in the Friday issue of THISDAY.

He decried the idea that in some places, miscreants and hooligans are celebrated for the roles they play during elections.

In the article titled; ‘COVID-19, democracy and task of nation building’, the Bayelsa-born ex-president said he is convinced that electronic voting would eliminate rigging during elections.

He said;

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“I am also convinced that electronic voting will eliminate the worrisome issue of massive rigging and violence during elections because it will limit human presence during voting,” he said.

“It will bring an end to incessant deployment of miscreants during elections because there will be no room for ballot box stuffing or snatching. It is sad that in some places, these miscreants are even celebrated, because of the ignoble roles they play during elections.

“I should point out that a society where thugs become role models is doomed to fail.”


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