Former president Goodluck Jonathan was deserted by politicians immediately he conceded defeat to then retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on March 31st 2015.
It was so bad and shocking to notice that even ministers and others that he appointed, who all the while pretended to be loyal to him were visiting Buhari and pledging their loyalty, months before handover date.
The above were revealed by Dr. Reuben Abati, Senior Special Adviser to then President Goodluck Jonathan. He stated these while appearing on television programme #WithChude.
He said- “The first thing I noticed after that phone call that the President had conceded, is that people stopped coming to the villa to see the former President. The villa became a ghost town. The traffic to that villa just disappeared.
“We were seeing pictures of people already going to the other side, to the President-Elect, including members of the Jonathan government. They had changed camp, and the speed with which it was done was amazing.
“Around the villa, some of the people started taking excuse that they wanted to go to their village, or London for a checkup. These were people who would ordinarily not move an inch, who wanted to be in the presence of the President all the time.
“That taught me a lesson- that you’re only as relevant as the position you occupy.”