A former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan has been described as “Nigeria’s worst political mistake” days after launching his book “My Transition Hours”.
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, he released the text to mark his 61st birthday.
The publication highlights the experiences of Jonathan while occupying the role of president, a period M.K.O’s wife Zainab Duke-Abiola has described as the lowest moment of the country’s political history.
According to The Cable News, Zainab released a statement on Thursday, November 22, 2018. In her comments, she blames the ex-president for poor decisions. One of which has ensured that he is only able to take helicopter rides to visit mansions he owns in his village.
“I think the only option left for Jonathan is to plead with God and Nigerians for forgiveness and until we forgive him, he should remain in his purgatory of lethargy. No amount of write-up can erase the fact that he took this great nation for granted.
“The indeprecabilis question for Jonathan to answer is What did he do with the power Nigerians entrusted him with? Did he ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians or even the marginalized Niger Deltans? Did he even put drinking water in his own village? Are Jonathan’s village mansions accessible by road? Why does he charter helicopters to travel to his own village?
“Jonathan said corruption is not stealing and thereafter flagged off the looting spree of the treasury, which ultimately plunged Nigeria into recession when he left. Jonathan will go down in history as Nigeria’s worst political mistake,” Zainab Duke-Abiola is quoted by The Cable.
My Transition Hours, a bunch of lies
In more comments, Zainab submits that President Jonathan was extremely incompetent and had been fixated on retaining power in the year 2015, but unfortunately lost to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jonathan reportedly instructed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to print a single nomination form to make himself the sole candidate.
“The book is a monumental manipulation of historical facts and figures.
“Though President Jonathan conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after he lost the elections, he remained fixated on the presidency and did not want to believe that Nigerian voters swept him out of power because of his gross incompetence and ineptitude.
“For the records, Jonathan lost the election because he made himself the sole candidate of the PDP despite his abysmal failure in governance.
“He directed the party to print only one presidential nomination Form 001, which I paid for, but because of his blind ambition, he confiscated my presidential nomination Form 001 and went into the political battlefield in borrowed robes, thereby meeting his political Waterloo accordingly.”