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Jonathan: I’ll open up on 2015 poll at the appropriate time

Jonathan: I’ll open up on 2015 poll at the appropriate time
September 29
10:20 2017

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says in due course, he will open up on what transpired in the 2015 general election, which saw the transfer of power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jonathan said this when he received the forum of ex-speakers of state houses of assembly in Abuja.

He said irrespective of what people said, the PDP recorded several achievements in its 16 years in power.

“PDP is still the strongest party. We know the reasons why we lost elections,” Jonathan said.

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“People may be writing left and right; at the appropriate time, some of these things would be properly addressed, because of history.

“There are certain things you don’t write now because it would be misunderstood, as if you are playing politics.

“After some years, five, six or eight years, when the beneficiaries have left, you can state it in writing and people will not fight with you.”

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Jonathan said the issue of corruption in the country is worrisome, and noted that there is need to combat it.

He said the approach in combating corruption should not be politicised else it becomes detrimental to the society.

“There are stories of corruption. I say this will always be there because if you read the statement of the organisers of the first military coup, their statement was attributed to corruption,” he said.

“It will continue to be, but, one day, we will get out of it. Most nations passed through this stage of life.

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“The only thing I plead with you is not to politicise certain basic things. Issues of corruption, yes, it is worrisome. Nobody will encourage it.

“The society must come up with reforms, to reduce it, if you cannot eliminate it totally. No society is 100 percent free of some of these vices but the approach you go about it is key.

“You may approach it in a way that it will become detrimental to the society. It should be done in a way that will enhance the development of the nation.So, we encourage people to do well.”

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