Previous President Goodluck Jonathan says over-applauding sitting presidents makes them feel like a little god and makes it unimaginable for them to leave office.
Jonathan said this on Thursday, October third at the established term breaking points summit in Niamey, Niger Republic. Jonathan who is one of the speakers at the summit sorted out by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), additionally said the dread of mistreatment after office makes it hard for a sitting president to surrender control.
“How about we make a domain where individuals will accept there’s life after office. That on the off chance that you leave office try not to be mistreated. The manner in which we oversee ourselves as sitting presidents and previous presidents matter. The main line is to diminish what will make a sitting president reluctant to leave office.
“Africans some of the time, we are our very own concern since we generally think our leaders are little divine beings. That someone is president doesn’t mean he is God. We have a convention of applause singing. We will in general give our leaders name they don’t merit.
“We tend to over-acclaim sitting presidents and make them think they are little divine beings. When they start to make a sitting president think he is God, and he is the main individual that can run the issues of the country; at that point the individual will be there; no one evacuates God.
“When you make a president feel he is god, don’t anticipate that him should leave. The media and common society must keep on counseling characters that make presidents think they are the best thing to occur. That you are president doesn’t mean you are superior to other people. We natives of this mainland make little divine beings, and God can’t leave (control).”