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MKO Abiola's wife to Jonathan: Plead with Nigerians for forgiveness over nation's woes


Ayobami Ife

There appeared to be no end to the barrage of criticisms trailing the My Transition Hours, a book written by former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan(GEJ),  which was presented to members of the public barely Three days ago in Abuja.

The latest criticism of the 194 page book came from Mrs Zainab Duke-Abiola, wife of late politician and philantropist, MKO Abiola, who dismissed the book as a “monumental manipulation of historical facts and figures.”

Earlier, the Borno State Governor, Hashim Shettima had criticised the book, describing it as "children book of fiction."

On Thursday, Duke Abiola joined the fray,  describing Jonathan's ‘My Transition Hours,’ as a   "pseudologia fantastica” in a statement, and pointed out that the assertions by the ex - President that former US President Barack Obama and the then UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, interfered with the nation's 2015 presidential polls is “ludicrous.”

She said Jonathan lost the election because he made himself the sole candidate of the party in 2915  despite his palpable failure in governance, adding that GEJ also plunged the nation into crisis.

She advised Jonathan to plead with God and Nigerians for forgiveness and to remain remorseful until Nigerians forgive him.

“The book is a monumental manipulation of historical facts and figures...Though President Jonathan conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after he lost the elections, he remained fixated on the presidency and did not want to believe that Nigerian voters swept him out of power because of his gross incompetence and ineptitude.

“For the records, Jonathan lost the election because he made himself the sole candidate of the PDP despite his abysmal failure in governance. He directed the party to print only one presidential nomination Form 001, which I paid for, but because of his blind ambition, he confiscated my presidential nomination Form 001 and went into the political battlefield in borrowed robes, thereby meeting his political Waterloo accordingly.


“I think the only option left for Jonathan is to plead with God and Nigerians for forgiveness and until we forgive him, he should remain in his purgatory of lethargy. No amount of write-up can erase the fact that he took this great nation for granted.

“The question for Jonathan to answer is what did he do with the power Nigerians entrusted him with? Did he ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians or even the marginalized Niger Deltans?

"Did he even put drinking water in his own village? Are Jonathan’s village mansions accessible by road? Why does he charter helicopters to travel to his own village?

“Jonathan said corruption is not stealing and thereafter flagged off the looting spree of the treasury, which ultimately plunged Nigeria into recession when he left. Jonathan will go down in history as Nigeria’s worst political mistake,” Duke-Abiola said.

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