I never agreed to rule for one term – Ex President says

Former President Goodluck Jonathan also accused the Barack Obama administration of working to get him out of power.

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According to Daily Post, GEJ said this in a book by Segun Adeniyi, ThisDay Board of Editors Chairman, titled: Against the Run of play: How an incumbent President was defeated in Nigeria.

In the book the ex-President reportedly said “You can make a political promise and change your mind, so long as it is within the law.

“I had made a proposition for a single term of seven years.

“That was the context in which I spoke in Addis Ababa that if the idea was accepted, I would not run again.

“It was not in the context of a second term of four years.

“Of course, at that period, the issue of one term was brought several times at different meetings and some people took it upon themselves to pledge on my behalf but I never said I was going to spend only one term… the question was always usually randomly asked and I never made any such commitment to anybody.”

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