A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed how a former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, worked against him in 2015 election.
In his new book, ‘My Transition Hour’, presented in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr Jonathan said he was confident of winning the election based on his achievements but some powerful forces worked against him.
According to Mr Jonathan, Mr Obama released the video on March 23, 2015 which was less than a week to the 2015 presidential election, urging Nigerians to vote for the opposition candidate.
He recalled that the video came after Mr Obama sent his Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Nigeria “to protest the rescheduling of the election.”
“On March 23, 2015, President Obama himself took the unusual step of releasing a video message directly to Nigerians all but telling them how to vote.
“In that video, Obama urged Nigerians to open the ‘next chapter’ by their votes.
“Those who understood subliminal language deciphered that he was prodding the electorate to vote for the opposition to form a new government.
“The message was so condescending, it was as if Nigerians did not know what to do and needed an Obama to direct them.
“How can the US Secretary of State know what is more important for Nigeria than Nigeria’s own government? How could they have expected us to conduct elections when Boko Haram controlled part of the North-East and were killing and maiming Nigerians?
“Not even the assurance of the sanctity of May 29, 2015, handover date could calm them down. In Nigeria, the Constitution is very clear: No President can extend his tenure by one day,” the book read in part.