Prominent African Leaders Eulogise Jonathan At Book Launch

African leaders at Goodluck Jonathan book launch

LAGOS NOVEMBER 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-President Mohammadu Buhari, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Former Vice President Namadi Sambo, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as well as former presidents of Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone and others eulogized former President Goodluck Jonathan for stabilizing Nigeria after he lost the 2015 general presidential elections.
The leaders took the center stage at the public presentation of the book “My Transition Hours” written by former President Jonathan.
While speaking at the event, former president of Ghana, John Mahama, said Mr Jonathan was more of an academic who found himself in politics. “He is not your typical politician.”
Recall that at the last general election, Jonathan called President Buhari, the then-candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to concede before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final result.
Mahama also recalled that at the height of vote counting after the 2015 election and because of his closeness to Mr Jonathan, he received lots of calls from members of the international community especially from the UK and USA “asking me to speak to my friend to accept defeat”.
“They were afraid that like a typical African leader he would try to hold on to power.
“But I told them there was no need, Jonathan is a good man and he would do the right thing,
“For him, politics was not a matter of life and death. His decision in 2015 was not surprising to me at all,” Mahama added.

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