(President) Goodluck Jonathan has defined his loss to (President-elect) Muhammadu Buhari as an act of God.
In spite of whatever people say or feel about the loss, Goodluck appears to have taken the situation in good faith, stating that it was an act of the Almighty especially as people have warmly received him despite his leaving the presidential seat.
At a reception held for him by DAAR Communications Chairman, Raymond Dokpesi, in Abuja yesterday; Jonathan said these of the last election;
“By this time, people are supposed to be running away from someone who has lost an election, but I am being celebrated by Daar Communications PLC.”
“For me, I have accepted in good faith whatever happened in the election. Even though some have argued that those I entrusted with my campaign disappointed me, I have no regrets for losing because in any political processes, there are all kinds of stories and conspiracies.”
“We are a very religious society; whether Christians or Muslims or some other religions, I believe it is the will of God that the election went the way it did.”
“I have always maintained that for the ordinary Nigerian, what is important is the style of governance, not who is even the president.”
“Anybody can be the President any day but if the country is peaceful, and economic activities are going on smoothly, our children are going to school, hospitals are okay and people can eat what they want to eat then, of course, people will be happy.”
‘‘I believe the incoming administration will toe that line and Nigerians will begin to see that there is no difference between political parties because even as we see there is no difference between the PDP and the APC.”
“If you look at the number of people that moved from PDP to APC, then you will really see that both parties are almost the same.”