Former attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke, has opened him and three other ex-top government executives made certain that former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan accepted defeat in the 2015 presidential election.
Adoke, who labeled himself and the three others as heroes of Jonathan’s refreshment stand of defeat, stated that the former president was compelled against yielding defeat by those he defined as hawks within the administration.
It was further gathered that Adoke claimed he, former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; former minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka; and former senior special assistant on domestic affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, guaranteed that Jonathan called President Muhammadu Buhari to accept defeat.
Adoke who is at this time out of the country made the elucidation in a text message he sent to source.
According to him, the matter would be addressed satisfactorily in his soon-to-be published book, titled “The Burden of Service”.
He opened, “My forthcoming book will address the issue most comprehensively. As a patriot, I could not have advised the president not to concede defeat.
“Okonjo-Iweala, Chidoka, I and Dudafa are the real heroes of that historic concession.
“We ensured that despite pressures from the hawks within the administration, the president conceded defeat by calling President Buhari as at the time he did.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 20, in Abuja complimented his precursor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for out of freewill yielding defeat in the 2015 presidential election, labelling him as a true democrat.
Buhari dispensed the eulogy at the début of a book titled “My Transition Hours” by Goodluck Jonathan in the midst of hundreds of guests from outside and across the country.
Represented by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, the president said Jonathan’s action of courage had made him a patriotic leader and received popularity among Africans and other leaders.
Buhari disclosed, “You are a leader of the past, of now and of the future; you will rise again; I wish you the best you wish yourself.”
He further urged Nigerians to see elections as contests and should be done in a free, fair and peaceful environment.
The president concluded by encouraging Nigerians to shun bitterness, bigotry, hate speech and “promote Nigeria for us and generation yet unborn.”