It was un-Nigerian – Buhari reveals reaction when Jonathan called after 2015 election
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed his reaction when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan telephoned him after the 2015 election.
Buhari spoke on Friday at a farewell meeting with his media support group, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO)
The Nigerian leader called on citizens to walk on the path of duty “if we really want to see the country achieve new heights”.
On the phone conversation with his predecessor, he said Jonathan “called at 5:25pm that evening to say congratulations”.
“I said pardon me Mr. President? He said yes, I called to concede and congratulate you. That was equally very un-Nigerian.”
Buhari also recalled the countries he had been to on military training, citing a particular one where people died of hunger overnight.
The President described Nigeria as a lucky nation given the natural resources available to it and its vast population.