Jonathan: I’m under pressure to contest in 2019 elections
“People come to me every day saying they want me back. I’m always moved to tears…”
Those are the words of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the former president of Nigeria while speaking with Dele Momodu, the Chief Editor at Ovation Magazine.
Ebele Jonathan was president of Nigeria, having served from 2010 to 2015, and served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010, said he is not a man of inordinate ambition, and also, he is aware that his party has zoned the presidency to the north, and the chairmanship to the south.
“I’m not God but I sincerely doubt the possibility,” Jonathan was quoted to have said in response to a question on the next election.
“People come to me every day saying they want me back. I’m always moved to tears whenever I go out and see the huge crowds shouting GEJ, we want you, even in the north.
“Instead of getting swollen headed, I actually reflect on my achievements and mistakes and feel humbled and feel very sober…
“I have never been a man of inordinate ambition. I’m a man of very modest means. I hardly travel because of the logistical costs. I’ve played my part and I have moved on.”
Asked what he would do if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gives him its presidential ticket in 2019, he said: “Are you not aware that our party has zoned the presidency to the north, and the chairmanship to the south?
“Even Fayose that has declared his interest may face big challenges because of the decision of our party.”