I Never Wanted To Be Nigeria’s Vice President, But Had To Accept Destiny – Goodluck Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has come out to give a shocking revelation about the journey of how he felt when he was picked as the vice presidential candidate for the late Musa Yar’Adua.
Naija News reports that the former Nigerian leader disclosed that he never wanted to be vice president, but he had to just accept destiny.
The former president made this revelation when he paid a condolence visit to the Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri over the death of his father at Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
According to Jonathan, “When I became a vice president I almost cried, I never wanted to, but that was my destiny and I had to move.”
He, therefore, advises politicians and their supporters to be calm and conduct their selves because If God wants them to be there, then they will.
Jonathan submitted that “As a leader in the country who had the privilege of serving at the state level and national level, I can only advise that politics is not about that you must be there. If God wants you to be there, you will be there. If it is not yet your turn to be there, you will not be there. When I became a vice president I almost cried, I never wanted to, but that was my destiny and I had to move.
“So, I advise people who are interested in these offices and their supporters to conduct themselves very well. They want to serve us, not to serve themselves.
“I always tell people that if you are so ambitious, then go into business. If you want to be in the state assembly and people don’t want you, fine, go and sleep. You want to be a governor and people don’t want you, to go and sleep or do business.
“But if you want to serve us as people then you must be humble and you will not kill us before you serve us. So, people must conduct themselves peacefully and if God wants them to win their elections, they will win their elections.”
Naija News recalls that Jonathan, who was a former Bayelsa State governor, was the late Musa Yar’Adua’s vice president for three years before he died.
It was following the death of Yar’Adua, he became president and subsequently contested for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2011 election and was elected to serve for another four years.