I Will Diminish Myself If I Contest For Presidency Again – Goodluck Jonathan

Mary Ugwuanyi

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has explained why he is not considering running for the presidency again.  

Jonathan said that he would be diminishing himself if he picks a form and starts campaigning for elections in the country again.

He said that he was pursued out of the position in 2015.

The former President disclosed this in a book titled, “M Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” written by Nathaniel Bivan and presented on Tuesday. The book gave an insight into the activities of the Chaplain of Aso Rock Villa Chapel during Jonathan’s administration, Obioma Onwuzurumba.

Speaking on the group that bought the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential nomination form for N100 million, Jonathan stated that he enjoyed the drama that trailed the development, noting that he is not considering contesting for the position again.

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Recall that the Nomadic Pastoralists and Almajiri community had bought the N100 million APC nomination forms for Jonathan before the party’s primary election earlier in the year.

Jonathan said, “I was enjoying the drama. At least they are not insulting me. After all, I was pursued out of the office that I was not good enough. So, if now, Nigerians are saying, ‘Oh, this man should come,’ that means they are cleaning me up. So, let me enjoy the drama.

“If you wake up tomorrow and see that I’m President again, that means there may have been circumstances beyond my control. But not to go and pick one form and go and start lobbying people and running for campaigns, be it PDP power or APC broom and moving across Nigeria. I can’t do that again; if I do that, I will diminish myself.”

Source: Daily Post

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