L-R: Former President Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan and the incumbent President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has explained why he conceded defeat after losing the 2015 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan said he conceded defeat because he was more interested in Nigeria than himself.
He disclosed this during an interview with Arise Television on Monday. Jonathan noted that the situation of Buhari handing over to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu was a different situation from his time.
According to Jonathan, he handed over to a different political party unlike what is obtainable today. He said: “The situation now is different from my time. Buhari is handing over to his own party, unlike my time when I handed over to another time.
“During my time, some of the most senior officers were afraid if the next government would throw all of us into jail without fair hearing. By this time, I had already conceded defeat, and this was because I was more interested in the country than myself.”