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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has said that nobody, whether within the country or outside the country, persuaded nor forced him to concede defeat in the 2015 elections that got President Muhammadu Buhari to power. 


The former President said, instead, his decision to concede was borne out of his personal principles and convictions that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.

Dr. Jonathan gave the statement in a speech, Saturday, at Birmingham University, Nasarawa state, where he was conferred with honourary doctorate degree alongside former military Head of state, Yakubu Gowon. Jonathan also said that his reason for conveying the 2014 National Conference was to come up with a polity that will bring unity in the country as well ensure a country devoid of tension and crisis. ‘’It is my belief that no one’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.

And I am fulfilled knowing that my conceding while the votes were still being compiled, which was born out of my personal principles and convictions, is generating positive impact in other nations. Let me make it clear, that I was not persuaded to do so by anyone within or outside the country.

I know it was the right thing to do. ‘’My mantra “my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian” is my vow. It was not just a political slogan. One of the reason I convened the 2014 National Conference was to come up with a polity devoid of tension and crisis. A polity that will bring unity to this country.

A polity that will not divide us along tribal, ethnic or religious lines’’ he added.

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  1. Good bless u Bro Jona.....Amen!

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  2. God bless you Uncle Jona buhari learn from it cos 2019 is fast approaching

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  3. Akanni John Oyetunde.December 18, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    Although , i am not one of your supporters , nor your admirer , your conceding power stand you as a great man of peace that love this country greatly. May God almighty , give you long live , so as to render advise to those in power , who are ready to listen .

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  4. Mr.Jonathan the whole African will learn from your personal ambition, you have done very well for that. May God grant you long life.

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  5. I will always love and support you. U are the best

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  6. It is true Your Excelency Sir, that your ambition did not worth the blood of any Nigerian. You have break a record that we must have to learn from, so that our country will remain one united NIGERIA. May God continue to bless you and your family, God bless Nigeria. Thanks! Thanks!! Thanks!!!

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  7. For all the lives that could have been lost, for all the properties that could have been destroyed, for and the setback that Nigeria could have experienced, for the unending division that could have been between Christians and Muslims, between the South South and the North, I want to thank you for being a TRUE NIGERIAN. May God continue to bless you and heap loads of shame and disgrace on all them that hate and want to touch you and your family.

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  8. GEJ is a peace loving individual but surrounded by psycophants and greedy politicians. Posterity will judge you whatever the case may be.

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  9. I pray others within and outside our dear country follow suit

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  10. God bless yhu Sir...yhu such a good n peace loving mahn...

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  11. Mr wastage you have laid a good example for other like you to follow

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  12. Mr wastage you have laid a good example for other like you to follow

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  13. Jonathan is my man

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  14. Sincerely, I admire former president Jonathan sense of humility and gentility. He is a peaceful man and peace will never desert you and your family. During the last presidential elections, he had everything to cause and render havoc on Nigerians but he chose otherwise. I was really impressed and God bless you for this reason and many other good reasons. Although, I noticed that people exploited his humility to disrespect and destroy his name. No one is perfect, but I appreciate the fact that he did not cause trouble or war in Nigeria. He surprised and shamed his enemies in a special way. They thought he would not concede defeat so that they could kill him. But God loves president Jonathan and helped him to concede defeat and still enjoy the fruits of his labour. The sky is not the limit for you. Keep on shining. Now some people can appreciate you the more because they can see the difference. Look at Gambia for instance. The president failed to learn from the history. He should go and ask Gbagbo of Ivory cost and many more.

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