Even as criticisms continue to trail President Goodluck Jonathan’s responses in his interview with CNN’s Christiane Amapour, Daniel Wilson has asked Nigerians to present their grievances in a civil way and not insult the president.
In a post that appeared on his Facebook page, the Ragamuffin star insisted that Jonathan’s position must be respected.
This is what he wrote:
President Goodluck Jonathan is Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, beyond his persona; he is the symbol of the Nigerian state. He is the embodiment of all our yearnings and aspirations.
I believe that whatever your quarrel is with our president's speech pattern, however disagreeable you find his policies, to whatever extent you feel aggrieved by his leadership, and however incompetent you find his entourage, see to it that you articulate your sentiments and present your argument with civility and respect, and do so with the passion of someone whose love of country is greater than the resentment of its president.
And dare to go the second mile by letting that same love of our country give you the moral fortitude to defend the image of our president against those who wish to tarnish it more than correct his shortcomings, even if you can't defend his policies. And if you find this hard to do, remember that it is only hard because it is the right thing to do.
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