A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, on Wednesday, said he and three other former top government officials were the heroes of the decision of former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat in the 2015 presidential election.
He said the four of them ensured that Jonathan took that decision to call President Muhammadu Buhari and concede defeat despite pressure from those he described as hawks within the administration.
Adoke who is currently out of the country made the clarification in a text message he sent to our correspondent.
He said he and former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka; and former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, were the heroes of Jonathan’s decision.
The former minister said he would address the issue and others adequately in his soon-to-be released book, “The Burden of Service.”
Adoke said, “My forthcoming book will address the issue most comprehensively.
“As a patriot, I could not have advised the President not to concede defeat.”