Goodluck Jonathan Opens Up on Decision to Concede Defeat in 2015 Presidential Election

Goodluck Jonathan Opens Up on Decision to Concede Defeat in 2015 Presidential Election

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Former President Goodluck Jonathan has shed light on the reasons behind his gracious concession of defeat in the 2015 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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In an interview with Arise Television, Jonathan emphasized that his decision was driven by a prioritization of Nigeria’s well-being over personal ambitions.

Unique Challenges Faced in Handing Over to a Different Political Party

Jonathan highlighted that the circumstances surrounding Buhari’s handing over to President-elect, Bola Tinubu, differ from his own experience.

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During his tenure, Jonathan handed over power to a different political party, which presented unique challenges and concerns.

Concerns of Senior Officers and Jonathan’s Concession Decision

Jonathan candidly shared that some senior officers expressed concerns about potential mistreatment by the incoming government, fearing unfair imprisonment without due process.

Despite these apprehensions, Jonathan made the decision to concede defeat because his primary focus was on the well-being of the country.

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Jonathan’s Selfless Act and Impact on Nigerian Democracy

Through his selfless act of conceding defeat, Jonathan set a precedent for statesmanship and contributed to the democratic principles of Nigeria.

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His concession remains a significant moment in the nation’s history, showcasing the strength of democracy and the power of leadership driven by a genuine commitment to the well-being of the country.

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About the Author:

A seasoned and experienced writer who has been writing for many years, with over 25 years experience and special interest in journalistic writeups. Dorcas Funmi has thought many classes and trained many writers. Now retired, she focuses on writing news articles.