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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I lost re-election to President Buhari because Obama, Cameron, others supported him- GEJ says

Former President Jonathan, says he lost the 2015 general election to President Buhari because Buhari had support from former US President Barack Obama, ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande.
In a book titled, "Against The Run of Play" which is set to be launched in Lagos on Friday, Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, quoted Jonathan to have said that the world leaders worked towards aiding President Buhari win the 2015 election.


"President Barack Obama and his officials made it very clear to me by their actions that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and we’re ready to do anything to achieve that purpose. They even brought some naval ships into the Gulf of Guinea in the days preceding the election. I got on well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against me. But I didn’t realise how far President Obama was prepared to go to remove me until France caved in to the pressure from America. But weeks to the election, he had also joined the Americans in supporting the opposition against me. There was this blanket accusation that my body language was supporting corruption, a line invented by the opposition but which the media and civil society bought into and helped to project to the world. That was the same thing I kept hearing from the Americans without specific allegations.”
Jonathan stated that he decided to concede defeat after the election so as to avoid blood bath.
"Go and check the results from Kano. The Presidential election and that of National Assembly happened on the same day and same time. The National Assembly result reflected that about 800,000 people voted but that of the presidential reflected a vote of about 1.8 million. I had reports of what happened but I decided that for such to be accepted, it meant that those who called themselves my supporters must have colluded. I was betrayed by the very people I relied on to win the election. In 2011 when Buhari did not campaign anywhere and could not have won the election, there was a spontaneous violent reaction that led to the death of several innocent people, including Youth Corps members. I asked myself: what would happen in a situation in which there was already internal and international conspiracy in his favor? I could not bear the thought of anybody dying, so I told myself I had only one option and that was to concede.” On his Fight against corruption, Prsident Jonathan said he preferred investigating any of his officials acused of corruption before sanctioning them. According to Jonathan, he ordered an investigation into the allegations that former Minister of Aviation, spent some public funds on the purchase of BMW bulletproof cars. Jonathan said after Oduah was investigated and indicted, he relieved her of her job, a situation that has caused her to hate him "I have been told that I should have made scapegoats of some officials so I would be seen to be fighting corruption, I usually subject them to investigations. You know Stella Oduah played a prominent role in my campaign in 2011. But when the investigation I ordered was carried out and the indictment was confirmed, I had to relieve her of her position. Up till today, Stella hates me for her removal. No doubt, it was a very hard decision for me to take because I see her as a friend as I take all the people who work with me, but that was what leadership demanded. We live in a country where people fabricate stories about even those they don’t know, where rumor mongering is a national pastime. I have heard stories about me that I find very shocking, stories that are untrue. Therefore, as a leader, it is my responsibility to verify stories before I act. That is why I am deliberative in what I do. The main problem I had was that the media and the civil society had conspired against me”he said

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

i agree with u sir ( if by chance u become d president again or any leader please work on media ) they are d one dat kill ur govt

Dupsy B said...

Don't mind them my able former President. You were a good president Sir. They have started seeing the repercussions of all they did now. Power intoxicated morons. They will all die put. Sebi aboki olopa is planning to kill his own 200 people let's wait n see what will happen soon. It was a good thing you conceded God bless you Sir.

Anonymous said...

This GEJ is a fool.you lost because you are clueless & we are tired of you.stealing is not corruption.Your administration is worse than useless.Omale jatijati Omooba

Anonymous said...

Oga Jona, u r confused fa! Alot of persons voted for the presidential elections but didn't cast votes in other elections even on that same day. I voted in Abuja for presidential but Neva voted for national assembly elections. So why the fussing over 1.8m versus 800k voted for presidential and NASS election respectively. It goes to show that you never even understood the basic body language prior 2015 general elections.

mizz diamond said...

Ode. Foolish man. They should have left you to finish selling Nigeria to the highest bidder. Thief

Anonymous said...

He has a point though because America prefers African presidents that they can predict,control and who favour their interests. Buhari is a lover of the west, he's not educated, not sophisticated in his dealings with foreign powers and he's old and sickly. America saw him as a better tool for their interests than GEJ.

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Somebody shud take the mic frm this man...

Anonymous said...

Buhari is not d best candidate, but GEJ govt is soooooo corrupt, maybe he's not d right man for d job, his govt brought dis recession, what he spent for his re election is enough to make naija so better. Pls GEJ shut u & go rest, u didn't do well at all, make some rich & others to suffer for it is bad, terrible & inhuman. U shud be in jail if naija na china
I voted buhari becos u re not fit to rule a local govt
Linda if u like post, ur hero is not a saint

Anonymous said...

Liessss, na lie go kill all naija politian, none of dem will die well or make heaven. GEJ allowed so much corruption, ur govt brought dis harsh recession

Anonymous said...

Oga destiny helper linda.... Useless man. If u like post

Anonymous said...

Unarmed robber with a PHD

Okoronkwo Martins said...

Whether people like it or not GEJ is a good man who puts the interest of the Nation first unlike some leaders we now have who don't give a hoot about what the citizens pass through. God bless you GEJ.

gentle said...

"I could not bear the thought of anybody dying, so I told myself I had only one option and that was to concede.”

That's my main man GEJ. We know what a sham the election was. God bless you for saving lives.

Anonymous said...

GEJ was diversifying Nigeria's interests and the west didn't like his romance with China and Russia

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Anonymous said...

Amazing article

Synergy Spitze International said...

Grammar!

Anonymous said...

God bless GEJ. Nigerians were deceived into accepting a rigged election. God in the end gave Obama a taste of his own medicine. Hopefully Nigerians will learn a not repeat this mistake in 2019. God bless GEJ

Anonymous said...

That is not why u lost. U lost because u miscalculated. U lost because u unwittingly allowed southwest to go & form an alliance with the opposition. U irritated the leaders in the southwest i.e. Tinubu, Obasanjo etc. U thought that southeast, south-south and the north would carry u thru but they were not enough. These are some of the reasons u lost. Obama, Cameron neither campaigned nor voted for Buhari. They did not even fund the Buhari's campaign. So, how did they defeat u. Obama, Cameron had nothing to do with your defeat.

livingstone chibuike said...

Son of man God will always vindicate u...we luv u gej

Anonymous said...

What is this man smoking. I mean after two years, he still hasn't got a clue why he lost the election?

Anonymous said...

Nigerians!oh Nigerian..,I can see that we have a along way to go, some people are sheepishly saying GEJ's administration brought the recession.Oh! my heart weeps for our ignorance every time i read some comments about GEJ. Until our hearts are free from sentiments and ethnicity we cant make progress,I mean, GEJ has been and will go down in history as the only listening President, not just listening but a President who means well for this country. I bleed for the future of Nigeria, even now with what is happening in this country,our eyes have not yet opened to see the agenda this government has,we are doomed and may God Almighty
save us from the clutches of these evil government,amen

Anonymous said...

You lost because you opened up all vaults for a free for all show..concentrated in pacifying the hausa/fulani and forgot other parts including your oil rich impoverished region...

Anonymous said...

Ur father is d biggest fool, check d meaning of stealing nd corruption if is same

Anonymous said...

Ur father is d biggest fool, check d meaning of stealing nd corruption if is same

Anonymous said...

Ur father is d biggest fool, check d meaning of stealing nd corruption if is same

Anonymous said...

So obama is out of office obama the worst American president u don go enuf retirement

Anonymous said...

Don't mind the weak incompetent okpashi drinker who allowed so much rubbish to go on under his watch coming now to cry wolf. I don't blame him after all he never struggled to achieve anything politically. Now he does not even have a farm to go back to.

OlaGold said...

you conceded, ppl will die, you didn't concede ppl will die, bcz your stupid gvt empowered and made the rich who didn't even stand in the sun/rain to vote for you richer and the poor poorer, you just wait... a jekun iya ni o je, a jekun iya ni o je eni ti o to nii na,to ndi na de ni ajekun I ya ni o jeeeeeeh, its ur fault gej that ppl had to try an vote buhari to power who is now neither here nor there

Anonymous said...

I think you can pass ur message without insults.

Anonymous said...

"Obama, Cameron, Hollande, Merkel, even Mugabe conspired against my reelection". Cry baby. So upon all the god(s)we all saw you consult in the bid to get reelected you still lost. Na wa o! So even the god(s) conspired against your reelection. Guy, you must have done something grievous against humanity. Dis man lacks brain walahi. I even heard he's got a PhD. Guy, receive brains IJN.

Anonymous said...

ThankGod you lost o had it been you won maybe by now Nigeria would have been sold to Niger republic. your government was soo clueless and porous. you allowed women to rule over you. nonsence.

Anonymous said...

ThankGod you lost o had it been you won maybe by now Nigeria would have been sold to Niger republic. your government was soo clueless and porous. you allowed women to rule over you. nonsence.

Akeem Bams said...

Under Gej regime, we are smiling, I prefer his Gej, but he was surrounded by thieves and corruption, Nigerians quote me, Gej will become Nigeria president again. Let's all wait and see

Anonymous said...

No sir, you lost because Nigerians were tired of of your foolishness.

Blessed Soul said...

See President, U are hated by Stella oduah and Madueke bcos u relieved dem, are u working for them or Nigeria. U are just "the boy is Good" not fit to be a leader oga jona. Even d good thing u did, u are regretting it haba

Anonymous said...

So do you think Jonathan couldn't be controlled, l seriously doubt that.
Why doesn't he move on to something else, or isn't there life after being president?

hrm paul said...

This gut na real idiot he was there wen his aids were looting wat did he do lousy man

Anonymous said...

Thanks president Goodluck Jonathan. If INEC had declared you the Winner, more people would have died including some of those cursing you out today. But sebi the thieves that stole the power are now fighting against themselves daily. Relax, God pass dem.

hrm paul said...

Ur so right everything u said made dis weakling loose his election weak man

musco said...

Our pple in northeast have lost so many lives bcos of pdp sponsored boko haram, what lives did jona want to save? Thousand have been killed in the northeast, over 300 school girls been kidnaped. Who do you want to fool?

lami said...

You lost because you allowed corruption to thrive, Nigerians lost faith in your govt period. Stop sounding like an idiot .

Anonymous said...

That's same reason why we wished Donald Trump on Americans. They should have a bite of what we are eating in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Okoro, shut up you stupid mout! Ode oshi.

Anonymous said...

No one lights a candle and put it under a cover.......

Anonymous said...

Really majority of Nigerians voted for PMB while GEJ got his votes from his fellow NIGERUINANS !

Anonymous said...

dis guy is a mumu for life.. u are a leader .. how can u be friends wt those u are suppose to lead,for goodness sake.. u just irritate me with dis ur useless pity story... u cause a lot of hardship in d country till date...yet u are not man enough to man up and admit u fuck up... always looking for pity party .. stupid man..

Anonymous said...

................. but your incompetence was responsible for your defeat. Blaming Obama and Cameron for your defeat is an insult to all Nigerian voters.

olatee seun said...

meaning they rigged the election in favor of Buhari???

Oga Jona, Nigerians didnt vote for you thats just it

Anonymous said...

really mr badluck with no shoes?????? investigate my foot!!!!! we all know dat stella was ur girlfriend. so stop all dis cock and bull story!! we can now see how u investigate those dat work for u wt all dis billions been found out everywhere .eg ikoyi n co!! abi no be people wey work for u hide the money there?? yeye man !!

Anonymous said...

GEJ you lost the election because of massive corruption and you refuse to tackle epidemic corruption brought about because of your incompetence.

Yusuf Dimas said...

We hear you GEJ. Instead of ranting about the woes you faced due to your cluelessness while you were the boss, just calm down, rest and enjoy your loots!

Anonymous said...

I feel like slapping sense to this yeye man. A 20yr old would have done better than this ugly man.

Tizzle said...

Jonathan would have ruined us, imagine him in power during this period of low oil price and Deziani also still in charge.

We would have finished

Anonymous said...

Linda should be investigated @ efcc

dee boi said...

Hmmmm!... dee

Anonymous said...

And since GEJ is so corrupt how come we are in a worst shape now, any day and time i will pick GEJ to PMB a living dog is better than a dead lion. Thank you sir for putting Nigerian lives first before your political ambition,unlike others that will rather die in power.

Puddy Alpheaus said...

I've always read Segun Adeniyi, and won't waste time to also devour this book. However GEJ's number one mistake was appointing a northerner to head the national electoral body, INEC. Though you did that to show how open minded you were, to demonstrate your Nigerianess, but what both you and other southern political leaders are yet to learn, is that you cannot please the north. Northerners are like the man with one withered leg, and a disjointed waist, no matter what good you do to him, while going he will still ask you to lick his ass

gentle said...

So he lost because he annoyed the "almighty" southwest. Lol. I hope y'all are better off today with your so called alliance that put a half dead man in aso rock. Lmao! If you want to claim smart, at least finished it up to the end. Instead, y'all were used as servants again. Guess the second name for osinbanjo in this country? Yea..you guessed right.."errand boy".

gentle said...

So he lost because he annoyed the "almighty" southwest. Lol. I hope y'all are better off today with your so called alliance that put a half dead man in aso rock. Lmao! If you want to claim smart, at least finish it up to the end. Instead, y'all were used as servants again. Guess the second name for osinbanjo in this country? Yea..you guessed right.."errand boy".

Anonymous said...

Still living in a fool's paradise. Just return all the Malibu loot and shut your trap.

Anonymous said...

you are a bastard for not respecting old age stupid idiot

Anonymous said...

GEJ a fool?,what do you call your aboki godfather in office?..bloody retard

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