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Goodluck Jonathan Ex-President did not discredit my book - Segun Adeniyi says

Jonathan had earlier stated on Twitter that that most of the accounts in the book were distorted.

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The author of the new book, Against the Run of Play, Segun Adeniyi has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan did not discredit his book.

Jonathan, in a statement which he posted on Twitter, said that most of the accounts in the book were distorted.

The former President also vowed to give an undiluted account of what really transpired before, during and after the 2015 elections.

According to Premium Times, Adeniyi, who is also the chairman of the editorial board of ThisDay, said Jonathan debunked claims made by other respondents.

Adeniyi also said “The respondents President Jonathan was referring to are the people who spoke to me and whose claims he apparently disputes or disagrees with…President Jonathan did not say I distorted his views.

“The reason I did that was so I would not misquote, misrepresent or distort the views of any of the people who spoke to me on trust.

“My intention was not to ambush or set up anyone. This is why I gave them the opportunity to go over what they told me again before putting it in print. Fortunately, none of them has come out to say I distorted their views.

“I went through this same process with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Senate President David Mark, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, former NGF Chairman and current Transportation Minister, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, former Niger State Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu and a few other principal actors who all have in their emails the raw text of our conversations.”

“I did the same to some of the things others told me that I believed could raise unnecessary dust or distract from the story at hand.

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“I have a feeling this book will be widely read, though at my expense and that of my publishers,” he added.

In the book, former President Goodluck Jonathan also alleged that the Barack Obama administration worked hard to ensure he was removed from office.

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