Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he would speak on his defeat at the 2015 Presidential election at the appropriate time.
Jonathan said this when he received a delegation of the former Speakers, State Houses of Assembly elected on the platform of the PDP in his office in Abuja on Thursday.
What he said:
He urged members of the PDP not to be intimidated by the Federal Government’s fight against corruption.
He said, “There are stories of corruption. I say this will always be there because if you read the statement of the organisers of the first military coup, their statement was attributed to corruption.
“After that, all the coup plotters always gave corruption as the reason for their action. It will continue to be but one day we will get out of it. Most nations passed through this stage of life.
“The only thing I plead of you is not to politicise certain basic things. Issues of corruption, yes, it is worrisome. Nobody will encourage it.
“The society must come up with reforms to reduce it, if you cannot eliminate it totally. No society is 100 per cent free of some of these vices but the approach with which you go about it is key.
“You may approach it in a way that it will become detrimental to the society. It should be done in a way that will enhance the development of the nation. So we encourage people to do well.”
He also added that in due time he would speak on why the PDP lost in the 2015 general elections.
Jonathan said, “The PDP is still the strongest party. We know the reason why we lost elections.
“People may be writing left and right, at the appropriate time, some of these things would be properly addressed because of history.
“There are certain things you don’t write now because it would be misunderstood as if you are playing politics.
“After some years, five, six or eight years, when the beneficiaries have left, you can state it in writing and people will not fight with you.”