Goodluck Jonathan 'Less people would’ve died if Ojukwu conceded defeat like President,’ Danjuma says

Danjuma also said that Jonathan’s action had prevented Nigeria from witnessing another civil war.

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President Goodluck Jonathan and former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma during a visit by the President to Danjuma’s House In Asokoro, Abuja on April 8, 2015. play

President Goodluck Jonathan and former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma during a visit by the President to Danjuma’s House In Asokoro, Abuja on April 8, 2015.

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Former Chief of Army Staff and ex-Minister of Defence, Theophilus Danjuma has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat after losing the March 28 presidential elections.

Danjuma also said that Jonathan’s action had prevented Nigeria from witnessing another civil war.

He said further that many lives would have been saved if former Biafran warlord, late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu had acted like Jonathan did.

Danjuma made the comments on Wednesday, April 9, 2015 during a meeting with Jonathan at the former’s home in Abuja.

“The outcome of the election and the manner in which President Jonathan conceded defeat to Buhari, is totally un-African, it is very important in the history of Africa,” Danjuma said.

“If Ojukwu did the same after the fall of Enugu, and conceded defeat to the federal troops he would have saved the nation one full year of bloodshed,” he added.

“President Jonathan has made history, set a record to be emulated by the rest of Africa and indeed the whole world. It’s an excellent thing he did,” Danjuma continued.

Jonathan lost to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari by over 2 million votes and immediately conceded defeat by congratulating his opponent via telephone.

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