Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again preached peace to nations around the world, saying it is preferable to gain honour and lose power.
The former president of Nigeria made the Facebook post on Friday came at the time sources in US President Donald Trump’s camp said he was not considering conceding defeat if he loses the election to Democrat Joe Biden.
“Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour,” Mr Jonathan wrote.
“At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power.
“This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and me. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls, or even in their dealings with fellow political actors.”
Jonathan sought re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
In a move considered first in the nation’s history, he conceded defeat to the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).