Speaking during the commissioning of the 1.15-kilometre Afi-Uko Nteghe Uda Bridge on Etebi-Enwang Road in Mbo Local Government Area of ​​Akwa Ibom State on Monday, January 16, 2022, Jonathan said he has observed the level of bitterness in the campaigns, saying that politics is not about fighting, insulting or abusing the opponent.

Good Luck Point: Urging politicians to commercialize their ideas during campaigns, the former president said that the politics of bitterness does not bring development to any nation.

He said: “I am a little concerned about the negative energy generated ahead of the 2023 elections. We have noticed a level of bitterness in our politics that does not generate development and I plead with politicians that marketing is about commercializing their ideas. Politics is not about fighting, it is not about insulting, it is not about abusing.

“We’ve been reading in the newspapers and on social media how posters for presidential candidates, gubernatorial candidates are torn down and I think by thugs, but sometimes they say some governments even support that kind of thing.”

Speaking of his assignment at Akwaibom: Jonathan, who described the bridge as one of the longest in West Africa, praised Governor Udom Emmanuel for his development achievements, saying his administration means well for the Akwa Ibom people.