A group, the Niger Delta Youth Initiative for Positive Change, has appealed to Nigerian youths to desist from insulting President Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook and other social media.
“The youth should desist from using abusive words against the President of the country. We should learn how to respect our leaders and we need to support him because we elected him into that office.
“Insulting him on Facebook and other social media is not the best. The truth is that Nigeria has been facing a lot of economic and political problems for a long time. President Jonathan did not create these problems.”The group said some Nigerians had taken delight in using abusive words against President Jonathan, adding that such attitude was not common in other countries.
National Coordinator of the group, Mr. David Ato, who made this call while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday, explained that President Goodluck Jonathan meant well for Nigerians. Ato stated that the President needed the support of Nigerians, including youths, to be able to deliver on his election promises.
He said people using abusive words against the President should realise that Jonathan did not create the economic and political problems facing the country.