An African Leader Asked Me Not to Leave Office After I Lost – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that he was asked to handover to President Muhammadu Buhari despite his defeat at the polls.

Jonathan made the disclosure during an interview session with SUN NEWS. He said, ”Let me tell you a story that will shock you. When the results of the elections were declared and I got almost 13 million votes, while the incumbent president won with over 15 million votes, I recall one African leader telling me that if I decided to leave office, it would only be because I must already be tired of remaining in office. The implication of that statement was that many other leaders in my position would have stayed put, but that is just not me. My place in governance was to do my best and quit and not to sit tight and destroy everything I had built.

”I believe that sometimes, one will have to make that kind of sacrifice in the interest of his people and nation that God had graciously allowed you to lead.

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