Why I conceded power to Buhari in 2015 – GEJ

The former President said this while speaking at the World Peace Summit holding in Malaysia.

According to Daily Post, Jonathan said he took the decision in 2015 because of his desire to lead by his conscience.

GEJ said “Since you specifically invited me to share my experience as a political leader and President with the forum, I will, therefore, like to mention some of the things I did in office, to build a peaceful society.

“I can confidently say that in all my public life, I was inspired to lead by conscience. This is in agreement with my personal philosophy which I first proclaimed while running for the office of the Governor of my home state Bayelsa in 2006, and re-echoed when I ran for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2011 and 2015.

“Then, I made it clear that my political ambition is not worth the blood of anybody. Ever since I said that in November of 2006 in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, I have always lived by it. This philosophy informed my decision to concede the 2015 Presidential election, even while the results were still being collated.”

Meanwhile, a  leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state has of trying to hijack the party to stage a comeback as the nation's president in 2019.

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