——-He said as long as the African continent is bereft of good governance, all the things we feared will continue to visit our homes.
Jonathan continues, “Let me affirm that African leaders must avoid situations where citizens are confronted with agonizing realities of despair; where justice is dispensed at the discretion of those in authority. I therefore, submit that good governance, where peace and security reign, is the pathway to a peaceful continent.
“For peace to thrive, we must first build hope in the lives of the people because hope inspires love, love promotes peace, peace engenders
justice while justice guarantees freedom and trust. These universal virtues are central to our quest for a peaceful and prosperous continent.”
The former president made the speech at the Summit of Peace, Unity and Sustainable Development, in Sao Tome yesterday.