‘I conceded defeat because I knew I had lost to Buhari,’ Ex-President tells Ita-Giwa
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan shocked many around the world when he conceded defeat to incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari before the results of the March 28, 2015 elections were officially announced.
According to former Senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, Jonathan said that he decided to concede defeat because he already knew what the outcome of the polls would be.
“I called former President, Jonathan and told him, ‘why not wait till the result is declared before conceding?” Ita-Giwa told Daily Post in Lagos on Tuesday, February 17, 2016.
“This was two minutes after he made the announcement. Responding, he said, ‘Aunty, I already know what the outcome would be. I have done the right thing. I am keeping to my word that no blood is worth my ambition.”
“I said to him, ‘You are great indeed’. He thanked me for my call. I don’t regret supporting him, but we thank God for the peace and unity of the country,” he added.
Ita-Giwa also said that she has no plans of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite the recent spate of defections from the opposition party.