Zainab Duke-Abiola, the wife of late Moshood Abiola, says the book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan is a “monumental manipulation of historical facts and figures”.
Concise News reports that the former president launched a book on Tuesday titled ‘My Transition Hours’, in which he wrote about issues concerning his administration.
Her words: “The book is a monumental manipulation of historical facts and figures,” Duke-Abiola said.
“Though President Jonathan conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after he lost the elections, he remained fixated on the presidency and did not want to believe that Nigerian voters swept him out of power because of his gross incompetence and ineptitude.
“For the records, Jonathan lost the election because he made himself the sole candidate of the PDP despite his abysmal failure in governance. He directed the party to print only one presidential nomination Form 001, which I paid for, but because of his blind ambition, he confiscated my presidential nomination Form 001 and went into the political battlefield in borrowed robes, thereby meeting his political Waterloo accordingly.”
Duke-Abiola said the ex-president plunged the country into an avoidable security and humanitarian crisis.
“I think the only option left for Jonathan is to plead with God and Nigerians for forgiveness and until we forgive him, he should remain in his purgatory of lethargy. No amount of write-up can erase the fact that he took this great nation for granted,” Duke-Abiola said.
“The indeprecabilis question for Jonathan to answer is What did he do with the power Nigerians entrusted him with? Did he ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians or even the marginalized Niger Deltans? Did he even put drinking water in his own village? Are Jonathan’s village mansions accessible by road? Why does he charter helicopters to travel to his own village?
“Jonathan said corruption is not stealing and thereafter flagged off the looting spree of the treasury, which ultimately plunged Nigeria into recession when he left. Jonathan will go down in history as Nigeria’s worst political mistake.”
Meanwhile, Duke-Abiola’s statement is coming a day after Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state accused the former President of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls.