Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has stated that his decision to accept defeat in the 2015 general elections brought peace to Nigeria.
Despite being the incumbent president at the time, Jonathan conceded defeat and handed over power to Buhari, stressing that nobody’s political ambitions was worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Jonathan said that his philosophy of opting to leave power to gain honor had brought peace to Nigeria and himself.
However, Jonathan urged leaders facing election challenges to adopt his philosophy.
According to him, leaders should always embrace peace ahead of power.
The former president disclosed this in a post on his Facebook page, on Friday, November 6. He wrote:
“Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour.
“At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power.
“This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls, or even in their dealings with fellow political actors.”
Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power, than to…