I’ll Gladly Hand Over If I Lose Says Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that there would be a new government come 29th of May.

The president gave the assurance during his 8th presidential media chat on Wednesday night. The president said his aim is to ensure the election is free and fair adding that he will gladly hand over should he lose.

He maintained that no individual ambition is bigger than Nigeria and he’s ready to become Nigeria’s first incumbent president to lose an election.

“Even in 2011, I said that I will conduct free and fair elections and if I lose, I will happily go home. As that time, no sitting African president had lost election. But within this period a number of sitting African presidents have lost elections,” Mr. Jonathan said. “But I said I wanted to create history to be the first African president that will lose election. But let the world know that the elections are free and fair.”

“Anybody who holds this office and thinks that the office is more important that the nation, then that’s not quite fair,” the president said.

“So if as at that time I was ready to conduct free and fair election and if I lose I go, what about now that Nigerians have given me the opportunity to be here for four good years,” he said. “So if the elections are conducted and I lose, of course, we’ll inaugurate a new government. By saying if I lose I will not handover, those are the unnecessary insinuations.”

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