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Most Nigerians misunderstood my absence from partisan politics since 2015, says Jonathan

According to Jonathan, he distance himself from partisan politics to focus more on other important areas.

Monday, May 11, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Former President Goodluck Jonathan 
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he reduced his political activities since he quit power in 2015 to enable him to concentrate on areas where his services are more required.

The former leader gave the explanation on Sunday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when Governor Douye Diri inaugurated the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party.


Jonathan, who said he was actually moving away from being “an effective partisan politician,” however, noted that his absence from political activities was being misunderstood.

He said, “Don’t be discouraged if you do not see me in most party activities in the state. I decided to appear in this event so that I will not be misunderstood.




“I’m shifting away from being an effective partisan politician because of my foundation. People who want to partner me felt that if you are a partisan leader in the country, they will eat with you with a long spoon.

“I felt that after serving as President of this country, I should go to some other areas where my services would be required. Through that process, I would be able to support the nation and the state in one way or the other.”

He called on the new state executive council to run an all- inclusive administration, to promote peace, unity and stability in achieving more successes for the party.



Jonathan averred that the survival of the party was largely dependent on its capacity to effectively manage its affairs.

“You have an enormous responsibility before you . You must work with the governor and not at cross purposes.

“No matter how strong a party is, if the people don’ t appreciate you, you would be struggling to have them on your side. I know you will work harmoniously with members and carry everyone along,” he said.


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