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Goodluck Jonathan ‘Nigeria would’ve been in trouble if ex-president had defeated Buhari,’ Sagay says

Prof Sagay made the comment on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at an anti-corruption summit organized by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the War Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has said that Nigeria would’ve been in trouble if former President, Goodluck Jonathan had won the 2015 presidential elections.

Prof Sagay made the comment on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at an anti-corruption summit organized by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, according to Daily Post.

“Given the unrestrained stealing and the enormous economic pillage under the Jonathan administration, it is not a surprise that the Nigerian economy is lying prostrate. The present administration needs time to fill in the big holes that were left by the previous administration,” he said.

“It is, therefore, irrational for anybody with perverse mentality to say that they should bring back corruption. The truth is if Jonathan had won the 2015 election, by now Nigeria would have completely become a failed state like Zimbabwe with huge inflation rate of N10 billion, or probably all of us would have to carry our little belongings to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

“Nigeria would have witnessed a ferocious economic disaster if the Buhari administration had not emerged. All that is going on now is the rebuilding process of the economy that was so destroyed by the previous administration. Those praying for the return of Jonathan should thank God for not answering their prayers because it would have been a terrible nightmare.

“We must be patient and rational in our thinking for the inevitable change of the Buhari administration to come. It will surely come, but it is not a magic wand,” he added.

Meanwhile, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said that people who say Jonathan’s government was better than Buhari’s should be stoned like Satan.

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