Learn To Accept Defeat, Jonathan Tells Tanzanian Politicians

Goodluck Jonathan Tanzania
Ahead of Sunday‘s presidential elections in Tanzania, former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday tasked politicians in that country to concede defeat if they lose, for the sake of peace and unity.

Jonathan, who is serving as the chair of the Commonwealth election observer mission to Tanzania, said all stakeholders, including the National Electoral Commission, NEC, political parties, police and voters must put all hands on deck to ensure a free and fair poll.

The former president, who arrived in Tanzania on Monday, has been briefing stakeholders in Dar es Salaam, including chairman of NEC, leaders of political parties, journalists, youth organizations and representatives of the civil society.

He said his desire not to derail democracy in Nigeria at the cost of his personal ambition was the reason why he conceded defeat in his reelection bid early this year.


Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

- Advertisement


- Advertisement