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Saturday, 16 January 2016

"I have learnt not to look down on a fellow mortal, except I 'm admiring his shoes"- Goodluck Jonathan


Remarks by former pres. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference,
Atlanta, on Thursday 14th, January, 2016.

He said:
"I thank the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, for inviting and honoring me today, and especially so, as this invitation comes right about the period when the world stands still in recognition of the selfless sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When we think of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), it is virtually impossible to separate this worthy body from its founder, the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, or from epoch making landmark events of the American Civil Rights movement.
I am pleased to know that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is not just one of the great American institutions, it is also one of her more potent vehicles for the advancement of liberty and freedom for all God’s people. For that, I also commend Charles Steele for his leadership and commitment to peace and justice nationally and globally.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s principles of non violent protests played a great part in the independence movement in my native country Nigeria and indeed throughout Africa as a whole.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr witnessed the British Union Jack being lowered in Ghana in 1957 when Ghana became the first Sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence, an action which set off a positive chain reaction all over the continent.
In 1963, Ambassador Leslie O. Harriman, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, who prosecuted our anti apartheid strategy at the UN, testified of the support he received from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in kick starting that noble effort.
Suffice to say that the efforts of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in advancing Liberty and equal rights transcended national boundaries.
Speaking for my foundation, the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, I must say that I have been inspired by this great man and the worthy institutions and legacies he left behind and I am further inspired to continuing doing good and advancing human freedoms just by being present here today.
My personal takeaway from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is service to God and the brotherhood and equality of all men before their Creator.
In keeping with that, I have learnt not to look up to any man, except he is taller than I, or to look down on a fellow mortal, except I am admiring his shoes.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said: "Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love".
Those words helped me deliver on my stated promise to deepen democracy in Nigeria and in the process demonstrate through action that nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Once again, I thank the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for having me. May God bless you and continue to raise up from among you men and women who will continue in the footsteps of your worthy forebears."

141 comments:

Juliet Iwuno said...

Sense man! Jisike na woli ndi i'na woli! Linda take note!

sassylicious said...

A good man is always a good man .

STERN said...

GOD! HOW I LOVE YOU JONATHAN. NO.1 MENTOR, AFTER YOU NA FAYOSE.

augustine muta said...

my presido 4 life, I fit die 4 dis man. in Juliet's voice... Linda take note

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Aww! My hero,,inlinda'svoice









LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

Anonymous said...

Nice words Uncle Jona

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Well said

Achi Izuegbunem said...

See Humility..

Babylawyer. said...

Nice well articulated speech.

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Alpacino D said...

Hisparadumic compandatorii very good something

Anonymous said...

Linda, I don advise you to put a like button so that those of us wey no want write go simply like the post.

Achi Izuegbunem said...

See Humility...

Uzodave Startech said...

Wishing you all the very best in your future endeavour. #IRepLIB

OSINANL said...

Inspiring!

Taiwo Adeleke said...

Mtcheww! Radarada!

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Humility at its peak. I love you Dr. Ebele. Nothing scatters my "dada" like conversing with humble people.








Busy Fingers.

øℓûwД¢øℓℓî₪§ said...

Only he dat has clean hands will stand among Kings. #haterstakenote.

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Making sense presido...










~make I go drink one bottle of beer~

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Awww. Nice speech my president, long may you live

Ikponoabasi Utuk said...

I have learnt not to look up to any man, except he is taller than I, or to look down on a fellow mortal, except I am admiring his shoes - GEJ

chonko said...

This is an after thot abeg. Did u not look up to elite Nigerians to help u bribe ur way to remain on power and did u not look down on buhari by sponsoring hate campaign against him so as to pull him down
U fucking idiot. U will soon be arrested... just wait

Wizzyharry said...

Nice Speech!

Zikora said...

Enter your comment...God continue to bless u sir.

RareSpecie Z said...

WORD!!!

ben jon said...

TAIWO, it seems you reason from your dirty smelling anus.

ben jon said...

TAIWO, it seems you reason from your dirty smelling anus.

Amoney SSN said...

At taiwo adeleke the thing your father said radarada, no go get sense and try and leave an impact for eternity like uncle jona has done. #southerner

Nnaemeka Okonkwo said...

I love this man gj all the way

Nnaemeka Okonkwo said...

Good man

Maureen Mordi said...

If u want d shoe come and collect iT

david okoye said...

Nice speech. Congratulations! We are proud of you!!!!!

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS said...

You have been and will always be aa role model to many of us no matter what people think about you. Congrats, my president GEJ.

Yusuf habeeb said...

U will just kill ursef because of dis man

durnkayzor said...

That's what they always say after looting our money

Bashir Shuaibu said...

Dis man is evil if not Allah sent Baba Buhari to took over from dis guy...Dakowa yaci ubansa a kasar nan.



Abokin linda.

Anon said...

U shall always rise above deceitful politicians & vindictive humans...#Whom God has truly blessed...

Anonymous said...

there is honour in humility. GEJ. frank.

brown Hadji said...

I truly respect ur simplicity n humble ways GEJ. May God bless u, n keep elevating u. True hero of our democracy

AdaMary said...

yes ooo.. For we're all equal before God..love you Jonathan



beautiful ppl don't forget to pray your Rosary

Mee Cee said...

Taiwo Adeleke.... You are a fool.

akatugba oghogho said...

Wow.....my presido, I believe you! JESUS is coming soon.

unofficial Linda lover said...

I love his quote filled with so much power, ingenuity and honesty that I nearly begin to shed tears. God bless u sir...Linda abeg post my comment . thanks

Ada Mary said...

yes ooo for we're all equal before God.. Love you Jonathan


beautiful ppl don't forget to pray your Rosary

princess Stella said...

Wow! I just love dis man.

princess Stella said...

Wow! I just love dis man.

laurentta ofure said...

Nice

Ezinne Mary said...

That's good

Dapo Drims said...

Hmmmmm..

Dapo Drims said...

Lol taiwo u bad oh

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Alright

Anonymous said...

Fortunato. Hmmm...this life sef. This war criminal.

Jenny Duby said...

I love Jonathan

Chisom Pearl said...

Cool! Love yu man...#ILL#

Anonymous said...

You didn't have to comment. You may never get to this point in your Miserable Life. Just pass the post.

Anonymous said...

Greatness.....

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's true sir...may ur days be long!

Anonymous said...

My humble GEJ.....

temitope faizat said...

Hmmm....well said

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richie said...

The best you can do actually.....

Godseal Obende said...

He is being honoured left right and center and Oshothief keeps eating deep to the dust

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

Wow 9ic spoken u r the man

aneke samuel said...

Glory to Glory...Grace to Grace, the best president of Nigeria so far, God bless you sir Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. You are humility personified and examplified.

Anonymous said...

"I have learnt not to look up on any man except he is taller than I am or look down on a fellow mortal, except I 'm admiring his shoes"- Goodluck Jonathan". I love you man!!! #TO BE OR NOT TO BE#

Sidney Izulu said...

Our own Bayelsan living hero. Je has lots of #commonsense

Anonymous said...

Wisdom excells more than any other thing in life, may God keep you alive to enjoy the fruit of your labour.

Anonymous said...

Wisdom excells more than any other thing in life, may God keep you alive to enjoy the fruit of your labour.

Men of God said...

Born to lead. A leader is a leader.

uche ekwulugo said...

Nice word...



AJ MAIN BOY...

JAYZSBOSS said...

Good boss

Dapo Brown said...

Ode ni e. Mssscheeewwww

Vivian Reginalds said...

Main man
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Dapo Brown said...

Ode ni e. Mssscheeewwww

flexfelix said...

Well said @Taiwo Adeleke are you beefing the guy



Anonymous said...

Oju aiye bastard!!! Prison dey wait fr u! E dey travel about the world oh so by the time dem nab am e go be like persecution- corrupt nigga!

Muna said...

I love this man!

golda awosika said...

Why re u so unhappy ma'am? Ur fada Buhari will make tyns better don't worry




#*karlishah*

Anonymous said...

Yes, Taiwo go and hug a transformer!!!

Anonymous said...

GEJ is simply a humble man.

Karlsson said...

That's the same man Oshiomhole said is in a hole right now.

Ubanagum

goschi godwin said...

I wish God will give baba go slow half of this man's brain.

#PeopleMustAdjust

BiafraLand

Anonymous said...

Die nah... #tongueout

7F098C19 said...

My best man. Engr Emy

mma odas said...

I hardly comment on LIB but whenever I see my hero Goodluck, it gladens my heart. May your life nd filled with Happiness Sir. Linda I dreamt of you last night lol..

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha lovely.

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reporting from Delsu.

sassylicious said...


Post my comment oooh aunty linda ,a good man with a good heart#sassyLiblover.#

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha love that.

CherishD said...

Yes o . No one should be looked down on. Life isn't as it seems.

Anonymous said...

This man never stop talking about shoes... Thank God he's now exposed enough to admire good shoes. Unlike when he Cudnt get one while growing up.. Joker

favour ezeh said...

Well said!Abi linda!

Linda kindly resolve this problem that is asking me to prove if am a robot or not and even after proving it will still ask me the same question,kindly do something about it,I have also try to log in with another email but it was,t accepting it.

EZUGWU ANTHONY(TUTOR) said...

I lOVE YOU SO MUCH LINDA

Eze Tony said...

He's now onto a bigger stage...Being a president was Just the begining for him..

onovo ifeanyi said...

I have learnt not to look down on a fellow mortal, except I 'm admiring his shoes"- Goodluck Jonathan.... Food for thought

okwudiril loreth said...

Kai..so touching, I wish to meet this man

Sir Vin said...

some will only dream abt it, some wish they were the ones, some wish they could have given it to another fellow, Who can curse the one the LORD has bless...CONGRATULATIONS SIR! no matter the condition; there was a country

edwin oyibo said...

Cool

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

Gud words.

onuoha chizoba francess prettychizzie said...

Nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian...what a word may he good lord continue to strengthen u ...luv u my amiable ex president

onuoha chizoba francess prettychizzie said...

Nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian...what a word may he good lord continue to strengthen u ...luv u my amiable ex president

onuoha chizoba francess prettychizzie said...

Nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian...what a word may he good lord continue to strengthen u ...luv u my amiable ex president

Anonymous said...

I was nearly moved to tears on reading this. God bless GEJ

Nenyechi said...

Nice quote

Chummy Chukwu said...

U r right@ Anon 6:30. For instance "Taiwo" doesn't know what to write.

Chummy Chukwu said...

U r right@ Anon 6:30. For instance "Taiwo" doesn't know what to write.

Slim innocent said...

Nice1 my hero

Chioma Ogechukwu said...

Wow,see humility nice one and congrats on your award.

Anonymous said...

Nonsense!

Books said...

Idiot! Pained that ur foolish grandpa OBJ couldn't resist his greed when in power to show same kind of humility. Instead he plotted a 3rd ambition.

Anonymous said...

Or when about to plunder the nation coffers.

Seyi Adeleke said...

Well......for these statement i forgive him. #GoForwardGEJ.

David Uche said...

i love this man to pieces, he's been going higher since he left the presidency. God bless you forever.. #GEJmyHero

David Uche said...

i love this man to pieces, he's been going higher since he left the presidency. God bless you forever.. #GEJmyHero

joyous babe said...

Awww,love me my hero may God bless u.

Great Reward said...

A man of wisdom, humility, knowledge &understanding had spoken, whoever has an ear should listen. sir your limit is above the sky

udeze obumneme said...

Good man

Anonymous said...

Bitter Yoruba girl! Your OBJ and PMB can't get get here.....sorry

Anonymous said...

God bless you GEJ

Chigozie Queeneth said...

May God bless u sir

Anonymous said...

@anonymous who said his own fada is a bastard!
who is your fada?
a foolish old ragged fooled farmer who was a drop out.
so are you. the only thing you know how to say n manage to write is bastard.
may your entire family remain fools.
RIP DUDE.

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

Welldone

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Lols! This man deserves the respect he is getting actually!

Godwin Ugee said...

Look at Ur avatar... Looking so childish, hence your stupid comment. Borrow a leaf of sense from the tree.

Olaide Davies said...

God bless you sir.

unofficial Linda lover said...

Linda u wuld have blocked dis tin. Beautifully empty headed . ... u must have written dis with ur anus

Olasumbo Ogunlalaka said...

Mumu woman,are you better than him

Pearlie said...

Nice quote. I love GEJ

Samuel O Ogunyemi said...

Well deserved!#KonisewuJonathan

Victoria Oddiri said...

Well said.


#Somebody must to love me tonyt!!!

paparazi said...

Those who are HUMBLE, are always exalted by God

Anonymous said...

Read well he said he has learnt meaning Dat he has learnt his lesson from his last regime

Anonymous said...

Who has clean hands? Alibaba & the forty thieves? She's we heard how airforce & army generals shared 1 trillion naira? We'll soon hear his own. You that had no shoes, now looks at people's shoes. Be fooling people around. Same way he said his "ambition not worth the blood of Nigerians", yet you allowed your party people share monies meant for soldiers weaponry. God will judge you Jonathan. After our laws judge you, God will certainly judge you.

Daizy Madubuko said...

U will soon strangle yourself to death with all the hate you've locked inside you. Shey na you go arrest am?

Anonymous said...

😃 why are you all pained

Anonymous said...

@ chonko, if you that angry with him, you can go hug the transformer. #hater#

Moses Taiwo said...

God bless him more

Moses Taiwo said...

God bless him more

kennedy Ikwuka said...

Juliet, your IQ is very low...... Y?

Anthony Obi said...

Thank you kenny, that's y she don't have a job.. juliet iwuno comments on everything but don't actually make sense .

Anthony Obi said...

Thank you kenny, that's y she don't have a job.. juliet iwuno comments on everything but don't actually make sense .

izy 2 nv said...

THATS WISDOM. UR GREY HAIR NOR BE DYE...MR PRESIDO

Ade Olasengbe said...

Good

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