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Three Lessons To Learn As Buhari Honours Goodluck Jonathan (Opinion)

timfab
By timfab | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 11440 views

Jonathan and Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed a Railway Station in Agbor after former President Goodluck Jonathan. The station will now be called Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex.

The minister of transportation Mr. Rotimi Amaechi made this known today. It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari took over from Goodluck Jonathan. It was expected that Jonathan wouldn't relinquish power in 2015 when Buhari surprisingly defeated the incumbent president.

Jonathan left power to the surprise of many people. And since that time, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has become a symbol of democracy, hope and patriotism in the country.

There are lessons to learn about the honour Buhari is bestowing on Jonathan.

1. Buhari remains a grateful and honest leader

Since President Muhammadu Buhari started his tenure as the president of the nation, he has been giving Dr. Goodluck Jonathan the necessary honour and reverence.

Though corruption was rife during the last administration of Goodluck Jonathan and many officers during the last government are facing prosecution, president Muhammadu Buhari has done what he can to end Jonathan was not harassed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Now that the president has allowed the railway station to be named after Goodluck Jonathan, President Muhammadu Buhari has shown his gratitude and respect for the former president of Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari should be praised for being loyal and sincere to the former president.

2. Goodluck Jonathan remains the most patriotic president

Yes, the fact remains the same: there would be bloodshed and nationwide killings with arson if the former President Goodluck Jonathan refused to hand over power to the then APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

After the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and Goodluck Jonathan had been defeated, the former president didn't insist on manipulating the election result. He left power to order to avoid national political violence.

Now Goodluck Jonathan is being recognised and honoured while still alive.

3. Rotimi Amaechi remains loyal to Goodluck Jonathan

The naming of the railway station after Jonathan is a piece of evidence that Rotimi Amaechi, the transportation minister is still looking to Jonathan.

Mr. Amaechi left the PDP when crisis engulfed the party in 2015. He joined the APC and forces that worked against Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election.

As a minister under the APC Government, Mr. Amaechi wouldn't be expected to be loyal to Jonathan or to recognise the former president let alone to name such an institution to the former president.

Mr. Amaechi could have convinced Buhari not to name the state of the former president. Hence, Amaechi must be commended for shunning partisan politics.

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