President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that former president, Goodluck Jonathan, was never desperate for power, but got there by Providence.
He stated this in Abuja, at the unveiling of a book titled, “On a Platter of Gold“, written byBukola Sarakihi, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The book chronicled the ascension of Jonathan, the power play, and the intrigues that led to his loss of power in the 2015 presidential election.
Saraki, who was the chief host on the occasion, said that, “a country produces the kind of leadership it gets.
I think it is we Nigerians that produce the kind of leaders we get; no matter what you say about Jonathan, I don’t think he was someone who was desperate for power,“ he said.
He added that Jonathan was not someone that was prepared for leadership, but became the president of the country either by “misfortune or fortune.“
The president of the senate added that it was unfortunate that Nigerians knew the right things to do, but would not do it, but, again, would keep playing the blame game. He expressed optimism that the book would be cherished by Nigerians going by its quality.
In his remarks, Borno governor, Kashim Shettima, said that there was a need for the political class to place national interest above other considerations to ensure the country’s development.
The governor, who was the chairman of the occasion, also tasked politicians to work assiduously towards building the country in the interest of all.