The Lives of Nigerians Were More Important to Jonathan than Power – Buhari - eritvnews

The Lives of Nigerians Were More Important to Jonathan than Power – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan loved the lives of Nigerian more than politics and that was why he conceded defeat.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated his surprise that former President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat in the 2015 Presidential despite being the incumbent President with all state powers.

Buhari made this remark late on Thursday night while hosting 18 supporters comprising members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, party men and women and select senators of the APC in his residence in the Presidential Villa.

The President said he marveled that his predecessor quickly conceded defeat bearing in mind that having stayed for so long in the corridors of power, he could deploy all the arsenals within his reach to destabilise the system.

Buhari said: “He (Jonathan) rang me and said, ‘Your Excellency,’ and l said, ‘Your Excellency sir.’ He said ‘l ring to congratulate you.’ I will not forget the time. He said ‘l ring to congratulate you that l have conceded defeat, congratulations.’ He said ‘did you hear me?’ I said ‘yes sir. Thank you very much for your statesmanship’ because after being a deputy governor, governor, vice president and president for six years, for him to take that decision… because he could have caused some problems having stayed long enough in his capacity.

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