“Freedom of speech for Nigerians” – Highlights of Goodluck Jonathan’s Speech while addressing lawyers at US

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I am proud to say that while we were conscious of the Federal Character, as our constitutional guiding principle, we never placed ethno-religious interest over our individual values.

Accordingly, we made efforts to ensure that interest groups in the society feel safe and secured in their day to day activities.

That is why no matter what any individual or group said about me, I ensured that there was both freedom of speech and freedom after the speech.

Under my watch not a single Nigerian was sent to prison because of anything he or she wrote or said about me or the administration that I headed.

Nigeria had neither political prisoners nor prisoners of conscience because we ourselves ensured that we acted accordingly in all we did.

You in the diaspora can attest to the fact that there was no Nigerian on exile.

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