Ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sure been getting a lot of attention in the news lately, after he launched his book ‘The Transition Hours’. The book which has been causing a lot of controversies, especially on delicate topics, this time revealed another chapter that points it’s fingers at Ex-president of the United States of America, Barack Obama. In that part of the book, Jonathan alleged that Obama contributed to his downfall in the 2015 election.
According to reports from the cable, it said that in ‘The Transition Hours’, Jonathan said Obama sent his secretary of state, John Kerry and made a video broadcast to Nigerians in ways designed to influence the outcome of the election against him.
Jonathan, who indeed lost the 2015 Election afterwards, under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), represented by President Muhammadu Buhari, had this to say:
“How can the US Secretary of State know what is more important for Nigeria than Nigeria’s own government? How could they have expected us to conduct elections when Boko Haram controlled part of the North East and were killing and maiming Nigerians? Not even the assurance of the sanctity of the May 29, 2015 handover date could calm them down. In Nigeria, the constitution is very clear. No President can extend his tenure by one day”.
He furthered and made a direct attack on Barack Obama when he said:
“On March 23, 2015, President Obama himself took the unusual step of releasing a video message directly to Nigerians all but telling them how to vote. In that video, Obama urged Nigerians to open the ‘next chapter’ by their votes. Those who understood subliminal language deciphered that he was prodding the electorate to vote for the opposition to form a new government. The message was so condescending, it was as if Nigerians did not know what to do and needed an Obama to direct them.
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