Nigeria's Former President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat act has now become an historic moment not only in Nigeria ,but Africa as a whole.The President of Ghana has since followed and perhaps the most shocking of all was the Gambian president,Yahya Jammeh who did the same after losing the election in his country.But he has since rescinded on that decision and called for a re election.
But on Saturday,while speaking on that moment,Jonathan said nobody convinced him to
concede defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after the 2015 presidential poll.
While speaking at the 2nd, 4th, and 8th combined convocation and 10th anniversary of Bingham University, Nasarawa State,he stressed that he willingly relinquished power because no blood of any Nigerian was worth his political ambition.This has been something he had always insisted on,even before the election.
While delivering his speech, GEJ said, “The single act (of conceding defeat) I displayed has already begun having effects on global politics as world leaders now willingly concede defeat to their opponents when they lose elections.
“Let me make it very clear, nobody within or outside the country persuaded me to do that. I know it is the right thing to do. My ambition is not worth the blood of Nigerians. It was not just a political slogan.”
The former President said the current economic challenges were temporary, adding that the country would overcome them with the help of its citizens.
I still don't believe anybody should be lauded for doing what is right,especially was is done over and over again in the western world.Why should Africa be any different?But i guess our leaders are a different breed when it comes to things like these.Can you imagine a man leading America,Britain or Russia for 20 years for example?Well,come to Africa.....lol