Former President Goodluck Jonathan has compared politicians attempting to win elections by “unorthodox” means such as vote-buying to armed robbers and grifters.
“For us who are politicians, our conduct matters a lot,” Jonathan said while addressing journalists moments after casting his vote in home state of Bayelsa for the presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday.
“And I always tell politicians that ‘Yes, you can win elections through unorthodox means, just like using violence to win elections or buying votes and so on. But when you do that, you are behaving like an armed robber or a con man.
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“An armed robber makes money through robbery, but everybody knows that he’s an armed robber. A con man makes money through deceiving people, but everybody knows that he’s a con man. They’re not decent members of society.”