General Danjuma Meets With Jonathan

General Danjuma Meets With Jonathan

Theophilus Danjuma, ex-minister of defence and chairman of Victim Support Fund, met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, April 8, when the latter paid him a private visit.

The current leader of the country visited Danjuma in company with a few assistants.

Meanwhile two politicians met behind closed doors and they did not make the purpose of the negotiation public.

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At the end of the meeting, however, Danjuma commended Jonathan for conceding the defeat, the late Biafran warlord, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, had done the same thing after the fall of Enugu, he would have saved the nation of bloodshed.

He added that Africa and the world should imitate Jonathan.

Former minister said: “The outcome of the election and the manner in which President Jonathan conceded victory to Buhari is un-African. It is very important in the history of Africa.

If Ojukwu did the same after the fall of Enugu, if he had conceded victory to the federal troops, he would have saved the nation one full year of bloodshed.”

He further stated that Nigeria's current leader had set a record “as something to be emulated by the rest of Africa and indeed the whole world”. “It is an excellent thing he did,” he added.

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The former leader had earlier showed optimism that the poll would be free of rancour but warned politicians against challenging comments.

He had said: “I am confident that we would have a foul-free elections once the politicians campaign on issues not personalities and avoid anything capable of causing disaffection."

Meanwhile, Danjumma asked the authorities to arrest Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, an ex-Niger Delta militant, for making utterances capable of overheating the polity.

It would be recalled a few weeks ago, General Danjuma made his way to Aso Villa as soon as he returned from his trip abroad on March 11.

The meeting was also held behind closed doors.

Danjuma had after the first meeting warned reporters not to speculate about the purpose of the visit.


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