How Jonathan received news of Buhari’s victory




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Contrary to reports that some ‘peacemakers’ persuaded President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat in the March 28 election, details have emerged that had made up his mind on the course of action in the early hours of Sunday, March 29.
Tribune gathered that long before some well wishers started streaming into the Presidential Villa on Sunday afternoon, had received reports from independent  and sources detailing the performance of key stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in their respective .[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
It was also gathered that had summed up everything to a huge level of betrayal and told close aides that since politics was a teamwork, he just had to responsibility for the performance of his foot soldiers.
Reports reaching the president were said to have suggested that a of key members of the party failed to handle logistics in their care clinically, thus endangering the chances of his party.
At a meeting on Monday, the president was said to have reeled out names of party chieftains and some members of the Federal Council were given responsibilities, but failed to deliver.
He was said to have flatly shunned suggestions that he should reject the outcome of the polls based on perceived irregularities in some .
Sources in the administration confirmed to the Tribune that Jonathan pointedly told leaders of the party, including some governors flew into Abuja, that he would lift a finger against the result, adding that if the party’s chieftains had done their bits, they would be talking of a victory.
The president was quoted as telling the party leaders: “I have made up my mind to lift any finger against the results being collated. I have told Nigerians that if I lose this election, I will go home. I am ready to leave and nobody should link me with any untoward conduct.”
Sources also said that the president was amused by some strange calls he started receiving from Sunday morning from African leaders, as well as a few from the Western world, many of them asking after his welfare and the welfare of the nation.
“It was suspicious that some of the calls started coming in apparently to pre-empt the possible outcome of the election, but the president has taken everything in its strides and decided of his own volition to allow peace reign in this country,” another source said, adding that Jonathan was ready to actualise his often repeated quote that his ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.

 

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Sources said that while some PDP leaders and FEC members were entering the Villa with mournful look, they met a relaxed and cheerful Jonathan, something that was said to have disarmed the party leaders.
“The president was aware of the local and international dimensions to the election. He was confident that if everyone in the PDP had delivered, he would have won convincingly, but having seen the dropping of guards at key points, he decided it was time to move on,” a source stated on Monday.
(Nigerian Tribune)