According to the former presidential aide, Jonathan had staunch supporters but still conceded defeat to allow peace to reign.
Following the invasion of US Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, Reno Omokri said that Nigerians who did not appreciate what former President Goodluck Jonathan did in 2015 when he conceded the presidential election and congratulated President Buhari should have a rethink because if he did not do so, the country would have been in flames.
Reacting to the Wednesday, January 6 chaos caused by Trump supporters at Capitol Hill, Reno wrote;
”What is currently happening in the US should cause those who never appreciated what Jonathan did to have a rethink. Nigeria could have gone up in flames if Jonathan did not concede.
Not only did he concede, he did so while the results were still being collated. He then addressed the country on the same day, in a national broadcast and urged his supporters to accept the results of the election.
Jonathan had staunch supporters. But his power of love was greater than his love for power. Muhammadu Buhari lost three elections and never conceded. In 2011, his supporters unleashed terror on Nigeria and hundreds died. It is now that Nigerians and the world will appreciate the man who said “my ambition is not worth the blood of any citizen”. May God bless Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan!”