I sacrificed myself despite corruption allegations, says Goodluck Jonathan


 Goodluck Jonathan said he would have been “buried” politically if not for divine grace

 The former president also said he took the “decision” to sacrifice himself amid corruption allegations levelled against him

 Jonathan, who spoke at a book launch, disclosed that he and some of his cabinet members are still “suffering” from the corruption tag they were labelled

Goodluck Jonathan has opened up on how he was labelled corrupt, with the former president saying he almost went into political oblivion if not for the grace of God.

Jonathan made this remark on Tuesday, December 15, in Abuja during a book launch in his name titled “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan.”

The book, which was written by a veteran journalist, Bonaventure Melah, captures the former president’s life in the office.

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Jonathan ruled between 2010 and 2015 when he was finally defeated by the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking, the former president said he and some members of his cabinet are still being haunted by the allegations of corruption which were levelled against them.

He, however, noted that the wrong perception about him is gradually changing as God did not allow him to perish politically

Jonathan further maintained that he sacrificed himself when he was being pressured by political associates to sack Aruma Oteh as the director-general of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2012 in order “to appease the federal lawmakers whom Oteh had accused of corruption.”

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“That is the problem myself and some members of my cabinet are still suffering since the beginning this administration when we were all tagged corrupt people.

“But I thank God that people can come together to celebrate me today. It is God. Otherwise, I would have been completely buried (politically).

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