We get so blinded when we get political power – Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan stated that most politicians become blinded by political power.

Speaking at the end of a week-long celebration marking the retirement of Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, Jonathan advised politicians not to be blinded by the power they wield.

He also urged judicial officers to strive for impartiality and courage in upholding the rule of law, which he noted was critical in the administration of justice.

Jonathan said;

“I advise politicians that while in office, let us not try to blackmail the judiciary because it is conservative. When we get political power, we get so blinded. Politicians should know that society is changing.

“Today, we are celebrating our retiring Chief Judge because she has served meritoriously. In 2015, she left Bayelsa for Rivers to perform the swearing-in of the governor thereby averting anarchy. It appears that the judicial arm is more functional than the executive.”

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