Jonathan advises Trump on conceding defeat
President Donald Trump is eaxactly where former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan was in 2015 when he would eventually lose the Presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
But unlike Trump, Jonathan conceded defeat and saved the country potential security breakdown. As Trump questioned the integrity of the election, which is apparently losing, Jonathan, advised Trump in a Facebook post on Friday to take the path of honour.
“Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen,” Jonathan said. “It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour. At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power,” he added.
“This is my philosophy. I have lived it,” he continued. “It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and me. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls, or even in their dealings with fellow political actors.”