Jonathan Discredits Olusegun Adeniyi’s 2015 Election Book Saying It Contains False Information

Jonathan Discredits Olusegun Adeniyi’s 2015 Election Book Saying It Contains False Information

By Ekamma Jacobs | Staff Writer on April 30, 2017
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Nigeria’s Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday, April 29, 2017 discredited claims in a book co- published by ThisDay Books, Against the Run of Play, and written by Olusegun Adeniyi, the editorial board chairperson of ThisDay.

Dr. Jonathan said that the book contains “distorted claims” and said that he would tell his personal account of what happened in 2015 in his own book at the “right time”.

The book chronicles event leading up to and after the 2015 presidential election which saw former President Jonathan conceded defeat to General Muhammadu Buhari, a former brutal military dictator.

The poll has widely been condemned as not being free and fair and the umpire, Professor Attahiru Jega, the erstwhile chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been accused of compromise with the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mrs. Adeniyi, who was a media aide to late president Umaru Yar’adua,  saying he would give a personal account of the events leading to his defeat in the 2015 presidential election soon.

Mr. Jonathan said this in a series of tweets posted on his Twitter handle, @GEJonathan, as well as his Facebook page.

The former president said the accounts of the 2015 elections relayed in the book from some respondents were simply not true and that he would be providing Nigerians with the truth of the things that happened.



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