Former Governor of Ekiti State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Otunba Niyi Adebayo has described the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as being smart by conceding defeat after the 2015 Presidential election.
According to him, if Jonathan had insisted on continuing in office, Nigerians would have by now been hurling stones him whenever he is he seen on the street.
“Jonathan too was smart to concede defeat, because if Jonathan had remained at the helm of affairs, by now, people would have started stoning him on the street.”
In an interview he granted the Sun newspapers, the former governor lamented that while crude oil sold for over $100 per barrel under Jonathan, Nigeria had nothing to show for it, adding that the nation was ran aground under the previous administration.
“During the tenure of President Jonathan oil was selling at over $100 per barrel; but we have nothing to show for that money. It is always difficult to justify the fund. I mean by now our foreign exchange reserves should be in hundreds in billions of dollars. But today, we cannot speak of having that kind of money in our reserves.
“You know our refineries are not working, nothing is working. We have bad roads; the roads are not in good shape. I mean, it’s unfortunate; very unfortunate.
“But luckily for Nigeria; I always say to the people, God knows what He was doing when people turned against Jonathan and voted for Buhari.
“And Jonathan too was smart to concede defeat because if Jonathan had remained at the helm of affairs, by now people would have started stoning him on the street.” [myad]