Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged politicians to imbibe and promote peace, love and unity for the stability and growth of the country.
Jonathan reminded them that politics should not be seen as a war but a process of choosing a leader and that after elections, there should be love and unity amongst all political parties.
The former president gave the reminder on Saturday in Yenagoa during a thanksgiving service organised by the Bayelsa Government to mark Governor Douye Diri’s one year in office.
Governor Diri clocks one year in office as governor of Bayelsa on Feb. 14.
The former president said after every political process, all should come together to give support to whoever God wanted to be there.
He commended Mr Diri for opening his hands to other political parties in the state.
“Immediately you win an election you automatically become the governor of everyone, irrespective of party affiliation.
“There is nothing wrong for a governor or president to pick someone from another political party and make him or her minister or commissioner,” he said.
Mr Diri, in his remarks, said “no man can predict God’s way, as it’s different from the ways of man”.
Diri commended the Nigerian judiciary and the Supreme Court in particular, which he said remained the hope of the common man.
He said that his administration had put things on the ground that would benefit Bayelsa women and youths.
The governor also appealed to those that left the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) to other political parties to return as the party was big enough to accommodate them.
He commended Jonathan and the PDP National Chairman for their support and encouragement during and after the Supreme Court judgment.