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Jonathan Accuses Obama of Contributing to His 2015 Defeat
According to Jonathan, Obama had released a video advising Nigerians to vote in a anew government.
“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,” Mr Jonathan wrote.
“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,” he said.
He added that Obama’s government was strongly against the postponing of elections to enable the military defeat Boko Haram.and prevent them from intimidating voters
He added that it ‘was the height of hypocrisy’ as Obama’s also advised Nigerians to vote without fear or intimidation.
Jonathan also narrated in the book that the actions of the then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, especially his visit to Nigeria after the elections were rescheduled from February 2015 to March belied a plot to humiliate him.
This, he explained, was because even though the decision to postpone the elections was taken by INEC after a meeting of the Council of State, Kerry refused to accept that it was in the interest of the country and the electorate.
“In fact, John Kerry did not accept our reasons for the rescheduling. How can the U.S. 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 was 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,” he added.