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    I almost cried when I became Vic president – Jonathan 

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    Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan says he almost cried when he became a vice president in 2007, adding that he never planned to occupy such a high office at that time.

    Jonathan was picked as a running mate to late President Musa Yar’Adua while he was serving as Bayelsa State governor in 2007.

    The former President stated this on Wednesday when he paid a condolence visit to Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri, over the death of the governor’s father.

    He said, “As a leader in the country who had the privilege of serving at the state level and national level, I can only advise that politics is not about that you must be there. If God wants you to be there, you will be there.

    “If it is not yet your turn to be there, you will not be there. When I became a vice president I almost cried, I never wanted to, but that was my destiny and I had to move. So, I advise people who are interested in these offices and their supporters to conduct themselves very well. They want to serve us, not to serve themselves.

    “I always tell people that if you are so ambitious, then go into business. If you want to be in the state assembly and people don’t want you, fine, go and sleep. You want to be a governor and people don’t want you, to go and sleep or do business.

    “But if you want to serve us as people then you must be humble and you will not kill us before you serve us. So, people must conduct themselves peacefully and if God wants them to win their elections, they will win their elections,” he said.

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    Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited and also the CEO of Wakadaily. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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