Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Florence Ita-Giwa, has disclosed her conversation with ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, during last yearâ€™s presidential election. Jonathan, the candidate of the PDP was defeated by the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.
Speaking with DAILY POST in Lagos on Tuesday, Ita-Giwa revealed her chat with Jonathan after he conceded defeat. â€œI called former President, Jonathan and told him, â€˜why not wait till the result is declared before conceding?â€™
This was two minutes after he made the announcement.
â€œResponding, he said, â€˜Aunty, I already know what the outcome would be. I have done the right thing. I am keeping to my word that no blood is worth my ambition.
â€œI said to him, â€˜You are great indeed. He thanked me for my call.â€
â€œI donâ€™t regret supporting him, but we thank God for the peace and unity of the country.
â€Reacting to the spate of defections to the ruling APC by PDP members, the politician said she will not leave the PDP.
â€œYou can support the President withoutdefecting to his party. Many are doing this for what they can gain.â€
â€œI remain in PDP but will support good policies of the present government.
â€Ita-Giwa hailed the nationâ€™s media for the resilience over the years, urging them to continue to be the voice of the people.
â€œYou all are doing a wonderful job, letâ€™s continue to do our best to make Nigeria great,â€ she added.