President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that he expects to be persecuted after he leaves office, and also called on his ministers, and aides to also brace up for persecution.
The president while speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving and farewell service held in his honour at the Cathedral Church of Advent, Gwarinpa, Life Camp Abuja, said his decision to concede victory and allow peace reign in Nigeria after the presidential election in April was not welcomed by some people, who even pretend to be loyal to him, therefore, they must ready for persecution.
The president said, “I always remember something from late Tai Solarin, he said; ‘I wish you what I wish myself every year, may you have hard times this year, may your ways be rough’. I wish my ministers what I wish myself, they will have the hard times, may our ways be rough”.
He maintained that God had been kind to him right from his youth age till the present day.
According to him, ”When I look at the whole picture of my life, and I said if soldiers and police officers, who had not received point five percent of the benefits I had received can lay their lives to safe this country. I should do anything in the interest of Nigeria including paying the supreme price.
….“And for the ministers and aides that serve with me, I sympathize with them, because they will be persecuted and they must be ready for that persecution”.
While thanking Nigerians, Jonathan said; “my interest and prayer point for this country is stability and buoyant economy, that is when people will benefit, irrespective of who is the leader.”