Barely a few days to the end of his eight-year tenure, Nigeria’s outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari has opened up on what his reaction was when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan telephoned him after the 2015 election.
Speaking on Friday morning, at a farewell meeting with his media support group, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), Buhari explained that he was very shocked by the move.
The Nigerian leader called on citizens to walk on the path of duty ‘if we really want to see the country achieve new heights’.
On the phone conversation with his predecessor, he said Jonathan ‘called at 5:25pm that evening to say congratulations’.
‘I said pardon me Mr. President? He said yes, and I called to concede and congratulate you.’
That was equally very un-Nigerian.