Three months after leaving office and amid accusations of misdeeds by his government, former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he worked with a great team.
Jonathan’s appraisal of his cabinent was contained in separate congratulatory letters to the new President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina; and the Vice-President of the World Bank, Ms Arunma Oteh.
Akinwunmi served as agriculture minister under the Jonathan administration while Oteh served as the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jonathan said Adesina’s appointment “attests to the fact that my administration had a good team that managed the affairs of the country.”
But the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, said it would have been disastrous for Nigeria if Jonathan had been re-elected in the March 28, 2015 presidential poll won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu, in an article to mark Buhari’s 100 days in power, said Nigeria would have collapsed if Jonathan had won re-election.
In his letter to his former aides, Jonathan however celebrated his time in government.