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26 Apr 2017

How Obama Helped Buhari Defeat Me In 2015 Election - Jonathan Opens Up

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has claimed that he lost the 2015
presidential elections, because of a conspiracy between the USA,
Britain, and France.

In a new book 'Against The Run of Play' authored by the Chairman of
ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, Jonathan said former US
President Barack Obama, ex- British Prime Minister David Cameron and
French President Francois Hollande helped President Muhamamdu Buhari
win the election.

He said: 'President Barack Obama and his officials made it very clear
to me by their actions that they wanted a change of government in
Nigeria and we're ready to do anything to achieve that purpose.

They even brought some naval ships into the Gulf of Guinea in the days
preceding the election.

'I got on well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I
noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to
join them against me. 'But I didn't realize how far President Obama
was prepared to go to remove me until France caved into the pressure
from America. 'But weeks to the election, he had also joined the
Americans in supporting the opposition against me."

On why Obama was not confident in him, Jonathan said, "There was this
blanket accusation that my body language was supporting corruption, a
line invented by the opposition but which the media and civil society
bought into and helped to project to the world.

That was the same thing I kept hearing from the Americans without
specific allegations." Jonathan also admitted that Buhari's
administration was doing a better job on the fight against insurgency.
'What is happening now with regards to Boko Haram was the same thing
that happened to me regarding Niger Delta militants in 2007. 'I did my
best and so did the military, though I can understand if there is a
greater commitment to the fight now than in the past. In my time, Boko
Haram said they were fighting an infidel government. That naturally
has to change since they cannot also call Buhari an infidel. 'There is
a feeling of 'our man is there now' that you cannot discountenance. It
was the same feeling with me with the Niger Delta militants at the
initial stage in 2007,' he said.

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