How God Saved Me From Political Death After Nigerians Condemned Me - Ex President Jonathan

Date: 16-12-2020 2:52 pm (2 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan said he was condemned by many Nigerians due to the corruption allegations levelled against him, but God saved him from political death.

Jonathan stated this at the presentation of “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan”, a book written in his honour by Bonaventure Melah, a former managing editor of Daily Times on Tuesday.

According him, some officials of the current administration tagged him and some members of his former cabinet as corrupt, an allegation that could have sent him into political oblivion.

He gave thanks to God that the wrong perception about him is gradually changing.

That is the problem myself and some members of my cabinet are still suffering since the beginning this administration when we were all tagged corrupt people,” he said.

“But I thank God that people can come together to celebrate me today. It is God. Otherwise, I would have been completely buried (politically).”


On the controversial sack of some top functionaries in his administration, Jonathan said dispelled rumour that he fired Azubuike Ihejirika as chief of army staff “because of pressures from the North.”

“When a president or a governor sacks a person. Sometimes, what society thinks could be the reason for that decision may be very different from the reality,” he said.

“There were insinuations that I sacked Ihejirika because of pressures from the North. Far from it! If somebody is going the right thing, even if you want to split my head, I would not sack the person.


He also revealed why he refused to sack Aruma Oteh as the director-general of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2012, after she was accused of soliciting N44 million bribe from SEC.

When my close political allies, advised me to sacrifice Arunma Oteh so that I don’t have problems with the House of Representatives,” he said.

“I said I won’t sacrifice any Nigerian just for me to be in the good books of the lawmakers. Rather, I won’t sacrifice myself.

“I took that decision because I was convinced she was not corrupt. If I had sacked her undeservedly that may have been the end of her career with the World Bank.”

Jonathan said much of the criticisms he faced during his administration were because of his deep interest in education which was perceived by his political enemies as misplaced at the time.


Posted: at 16-12-2020 02:52 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kima77same at 16-12-2020 03:09 PM (2 months ago)
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Can you see the difference between, "UNEDUCATED PERSON and EDUCATED PERSON in power
Posted: at 16-12-2020 03:09 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Goldtime at 16-12-2020 03:33 PM (2 months ago)
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You are a bonafide looter  ! Seriously, it’s only in a country like Nigeria Ppl like u still seeing the daylight.Someone like u should have kissed homesick goodnight dogg !
Posted: at 16-12-2020 03:33 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 16-12-2020 05:21 PM (2 months ago)
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lol see who is trying to portraits himself as the messiah of Nigeria lol.......   abegi go sit down for  Otueke, Ogbia
Posted: at 16-12-2020 05:21 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- smart61 at 16-12-2020 08:12 PM (2 months ago)
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JONATHAN,S ADMINISTRATION WAS ONE OF THE WORST IN NIGERIA HISTORY. HIS CARBINET WAS MADE OF NATIONAL  TREASURY LOOTERS WITHOUT HIM SAYING OR DOING ANYTHING. HE IS TRYING TO COME BACK HENCE HE IS SAYING THIS TO GET SUPPORTS.
Posted: at 16-12-2020 08:12 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Boi2Man at 16-12-2020 11:34 PM (2 months ago)
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Was Diezani not in your administration? Did she not loot the oil industry of $5billion if not , why have you not account for the missing money? #4getPDP #4getAPC
Posted: at 16-12-2020 11:34 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ekogiaweplus at 17-12-2020 12:03 PM (2 months ago)
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your regime was laden with massive corruption. under your regime former petroleum minister Diezianni Allison Madueke milked the Nation of millions if not billions of dollars. according to one report what that woman stole alone is enough  to build six standard international airports. Dasuki & his cohorts shared money given to them to purchase arms for the combat of Boko Haram insurgent. According to the Vice president he said that when they took over power in 2015, the money they saw on paper that was spent on projects is enough to build seven countries,yet there was not so much on ground to justify such spending. May God Almighty send us a Moses who will come & rescue us from this Egyptian bondage
Posted: at 17-12-2020 12:03 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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