Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has warned university lecturers against rigging elections in the country.
The former President charged them to protect the integrity of the nation’s democracy by resisting the entreaties and pressure from politicians to do the wrong things.
He stated this Saturday in an address he delivered at the 10th anniversary celebration of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu..
Speaking on the role of academia in good governance and nation building, Jonathan said, “The involvement of the academia in our electoral process is premised on the assumption that academics are people of proven integrity, who cannot be compromised.
“However, our scholars should know that they bear the responsibility of justifying the trust placed on them by other members of the society in the management of elections.