I Don’t Regret Conceding Defeat To Buhari, If I Have The Opportunity In A Similar Circumstance, I Will Do It Again- Goodluck Jonathan

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that taking up public offices demands making personal sacrifices.


While speaking at the constitutional term limits summit in Naimey, Niger Republic, Jonathan said he does not regret conceding defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 general election.


He added that if he gets another opportunity to concede defeat in a similar circumstance that he will do it again.


Jonathan said, “Let me put it very clearly. If I have the opportunity in a similar circumstance, I will do exactly the same thing.

“I always say that if you want to take a public office you should be ready to make personal sacrifices.


“If you are not ready to help people, then you have no business going into politics.


“What we should also know the process of building a society. People die in the process of building a society.

“I have no regret up to this time, no matter the circumstances, I have no regret because what I did will continue to shape political discussions, not only in Nigeria but across the continent.


“Some people may not appreciate it, but as we continue to strengthen democracy, people will begin to look at conducts that are acceptable and some that are not.


“If the little contribute I have made will help to improve our democracy in the country and on continent, yes, I will do the same thing again.


“Some people raise the issue of people around the president, how do you manage them because there is the tendency for such people to influence the president negatively.


“People like that will always be there. But a president must be ready to resist from being pushed to a direction they don’t want to go.”

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