Former President Goodluck Jonathan said he was betrayed by former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, former PDP National chairman Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and some northern elites during the 2015 presidential election.
Jonathan said this in a book “Against The Run of Play,” written by Olusegun Adeniyi, Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board.
He said,“I felt really betrayed by the result coming from some northern states. Perhaps for ethnic purposes, even security agents colluded with the opposition to come up with spurious results against me. You saw the way the Inspector General of Police, a man I appointed, suddenly turned himself into the ADC to Buhari immediately after the election.
“How could we have lost Ondo, Benue and Plateau States if our people were committed to the cause? If you examine the results, you will see a pattern: in places where ordinarily we were strong, our supporters did not show enough commitment to mobilise the voters.
“What happened was very sad not for me as a person, but for our democracy. Take, for instance, the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu. I believe he joined in the conspiracy against me. For reasons best known to him, he helped to sabotage the election in favour of the opposition.”