Former President Goodluck Jonathan has finally opened up as to why he conceded defeat in 2015 presidential elections.
Recall that speculations were rife that the international community will play the Laurent Gbagbo card on Nigeria.
Gbagbo was ousted in a military coup that saw him disgraced out of office by Junior Army officers.
A section of the country believed Nigeria would have turned into a Sudan and Somali rolled into one if Goodluck refused to concede defeat.
The former President has finally laid that speculations to rest as he gave reasons why h stepped aside.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan said nobody, whether within or outside the country, persuaded or nor forced him to concede defeat.
He said his decision to concede was born out of his personal principles and convictions.
The former president made the statement today at Bingham University, Nasarawa state.
“It is my belief that no one’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
“And I am fulfilled knowing that my conceding, while the votes were still being compiled, is generating positive impact in other nations.
“Let me make it clear, that I was not persuaded to do so by anyone within or outside the country.
“I know it was the right thing to do.
“My mantra ‘my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian’, is my vow.
“It was not just a political slogan.
“It was one of the reasons I convened the 2014 National Conference.
“The aim was to come up with a polity devoid of tension and crisis.
“A polity that will bring unity to this country.
“A polity that will not divide us along tribal, ethnic or religious lines” he added.
“I told you Nigeria will miss me when I leave Aso Villa. Have I been vindicated?” GEJ asked.