Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made some admissions regarding former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on August 13 during the one-year memorial lecture in honour of the late Captain Hosa Okunbo in Abuja.
Oshiomhole claimed that Nigerians sometimes do not recognize competent leaders until after they have left office.
The former governor of Edo pointed out that while he had battled Jonathan out of office because it was a goal of multi-party democracy, Jonathan had left behind legacies that his successors cannot undo and are not expected to change.
Oshiomhole mentioned one of the former president's legacies as the Almajiri school, which, as he put was created based on the belief that "no Nigerian child should be left on the street and also appropriated special funds."
"These ideas are not new, but what we lack is the will to transform them into practice. We never know who our friends are until when we are no more. People don't appreciate others until when they leave office," he concluded.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.