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Jonathan’s Acceptance Of 2015 Election Result, A Boost For Africa, Says Ganduje

Idris Jibrin  
Updated December 15, 2020
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan during a book launch in Abuja on December 15, 2020.

 

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has commended ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting the outcome of the 2015 general elections where he was defeated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday during a book launch in Jonathan’s honour, Ganduje said the acceptance of the poll’s result by the former President was a boost for Africa and democracy in general.

“After the 2015 presidential election, suddenly we learned that you congratulated the President-elect then, Muhammadu Buhari. Not only that we were shocked, we were also marvelled. We said this must be a true Nigerian,” Ganduje was quoted as saying in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary.

“We salute you for that Sir. You did not make the name for yourself, but for Nigeria, Africa and other developing nations of the world and for democracy as a whole.

“During the United States of America’s presidential election, it was around 2 am, when I was watching the result of the election when President Donald Trump was refuting the results.

“A friend of mine said to me ‘Goodluck Jonathan must be an Angel.’ I asked ‘why? He said ‘Look President Trump is refuting election results.”

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The governor also hailed Jonathan for the establishment of Tsangaya schools across many northern states, adding that it was a good initiative to wipe away social problems from the society.

According to him, it was during the ex-President’s tenure that the curriculum was widened and deepened to produce more quality people with various types of skills to earn their living.

“Almajiri issue has been a problem for us; the system was adulterated from its original position when pupils learned the Holy Qur’an without this issue of begging, as it is obtained now. During your time, you just decided to create Tsangaya schools.

“As we also modified the system, we are now establishing more Almajiri schools in Kano State. So we have to thank you for that important legacy,” he added.