It is a known fact that the Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, on the day of the elections put a call through to President Buhari accepting defeat.
However, the Former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday, December 17, said he was not compelled to concede defeat in the 2015 general elections by anybody.
According to Jonathan, he called Buhari to concede defeat because he believes that his political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
This he was said to have mentioned while at the 2nd combined convocation ceremony of Bingham University, Nasarawa State, where he was honoured with the Doctor of Letters (Honaris Causa) by the University Senate in recognition of his self-abasement and prized patriotic humility and love for peace.
The same title was also honored to former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon, “in “recognition of his commitment and selflessness to Nigeria, Africa, and humanity.”
“It is my belief that no one’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian and I am fulfilled knowing that by conceding while the votes were still being compiled was borne out of my personal principle and conviction. It is generating positive impact on other nations. Jonathan said.
“Let me make it very, very clear, nobody within or outside the country persuaded me to do that. I know it is the right thing to do. My ambition is not worth the blood of Nigerians. It was not just a political slogan.”
Meanwhile, the ex-president said he convened a National Conference in the 2014 with the aim of helping to unite the country together and avoid the creation of tension and crisis in the polity.