POLITICIANS ADVISED TO EMBRACE SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP LIKE FORMER PRESIDENT JONATHAN

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POLITICIANS ADVISED TO EMBRACE SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP LIKE FORMER PRESIDENT JONATHAN

One of the founding fathers of Abia State Chapter of People’s Democratic Party, Dickson Nwosu has advised politicians in the country to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan who after losing in the presidential election of 2015 to president Mohammadu Buhari showed the spirit of sportsmanship by congratulating him.

Nwosu who is also the Eze-elect of Ule-naNso autonomous community Ohuhu in Umuahia North Local Government of Abia gave the advice during Iriji ceremony of his community.  He further urged politicians not to dump their parties for failing to pick tickets to represent their parties for the 2019
just concluded primaries.

He said such act was a mark of irresponsible politicking where those involved showed shallow understanding of the dynamics of the game.

Nwosu reminded politicians that “if you want to be a good party man you should obey the constitution and rules of the party, not when you fail, you start campaigning against the party as was noticed recently at Umuahia Stadium venue of PDP primaries where some aspirants after failing to pick the tickets started working against the party”.

“My advice is for those who lost to remain in their parties in order to build up their parties instead of jumping from one party to another which makes one an unserious politician. Remaining in your party after losing makes you more serious, reasonable and responsible politician” he admonished.

The Royal father-elect further explained that politics should not be seen as a do-or-die affair “you can lose this season and you get through in another. It is like the barber’s chair that rotates”,

He frowned at the attitude of politicians who have made politics to look like winner takes it all, loser loses it all, which he noted had contributed to desperation of politicians, stressing that winners should see their winnings as service to humanity and carry losers along.

The one time Chairman of Umuahia North Local Government Area disclosed “I contested seven times for elective posts, I was defeated thrice, I didn’t run away from my party, my aim was always to win, they should remain in their parties, supporting others and help in building up their parties, they should be responsible and not going about divulging party’s secrets”.

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