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Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State, has said that people do not appreciate the effort of good leaders until they vacate office.
The former All Progressives Congress, APC, said he worked against former President Goodluck Jonathan due to their political differences.
Oshiomhole admitted that Jonathan achieved feats that are unprecedented despite some shortcomings.
He stated these during the one-year memorial lecture in honour of the late Captain Hosa Okunbo.
He said, “You (Jonathan) left legacies even though I had cause to fight because it is politics. The legacy you have left, there is no successor who can afford to do less.
“But the logic of multi-party democracy is that even an angel can be defeated. You have set a standard that none of your successors can afford to go below.
“Part of your (Jonathan) legacies was when you launched the almajiri school and your thought was that no Nigerian child should be left on the street and also appropriated special funds.
“These ideas are not new but what we lack is the will to transform it to practice. We never know who are our friends until when we are no more. No one is appreciated until he or she leaves office”.
Jonathan in his speech said that the good intentions of past leaders, especially first republic leaders, to make sure the country is united is yet to yield the desired results.