President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday swore in his new Political Adviser, Rufai Alkali and charged him to be mindful of provocative utterances capable of undermining the peace and unity of the country.

The president told Alkali that “your appointment is key because you are the chief spokesperson of the president on political issues, and when one listens to some of the comments that we politicians make, sometimes could be terrible and does not portray the character of good politics.

“We are supposed to be nation builders. Even though it is extremely difficult to agree that a politician could be a statesman because we tend to be partisan, but at least in our utterances we should give Nigerians hope that this country will be together and that we must unite and we must collectively forge ahead to develop our country.”

Jonathan said he was optimistic   that in his conduct, utterances, actions and inactions, Alkali would portray a good character, a character that politicians and young people would use as role models.

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