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"When I became a vice president I almost cried" -Jonathan

According to the claim made by Goodluck Jonathan the former president, he never wanted to be Vice President of Nigeria and that he sobbed but had to accept it as his fate, when he was selected to run with the late Musa Yar'Adua.

In the run-up to and following the 2023 elections, he counseled politicians to act peacefully.

According to reports, when Jonathan visited Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri to offer condolences following the passing of his father at Sampou Village in the state's Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, he made this statement.

"I can only suggest that politics is not about you having to be there as a leader in the country who had the honor of serving at both the state and national levels. You will be present if God intends for you to be. If it hasn't been your turn yet, you won't be there. I nearly cried when I was promoted to vice president because I never wanted to do that, but it was my fate and I had to go."

Consequently, I counsel those who are interested in these positions and those who support them to behave very nicely. They want to be of service to us, not to themselves.

He also noted saying, "I advise everyone to start a business if they are that ambitious. Go sleep or conduct business if people don't want you to be governor."

To serve us as people, you must be modest and promise not to kill us first. So long as people behave peacefully, they will succeed in winning elections, according to Jonathan.

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