My cabinet members feared being jailed by Buhari – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said members of his cabinet feared being jailed when the immediate past President, Muhammadu Buhari, won election in 2015.  CONTINUE READING>>>

Jonathan, while speaking in an interview aired by Arise TV on Monday, said some of his cabinet members even felt he would run away, but he stayed in the country.

Jonathan said, “In my own time especially in the 2015 elections, my ministers, my senior officers, people who worked with me; there was this fear that having lost the election, what would be our fate? Would the new government just throw all of us into jail without giving a fair hearing? Because government is next to the court and can decide to do anything.”



The former president said the “tense atmosphere” his team faced during the transition period in 2015 was not faced by the outgone government of Buhari.

Speaking further on why he conceded defeat to Buhari, Jonathan said, “By this time, I already conceded defeat. And I knew why I conceded defeat, because I was more interested in the country than myself.”

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