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Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by oluvick(m): 6:42pm On May 10, 2015
Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday that some
of his friends deserted him shortly after he conceded defeat
to his rival General Muhammadu Buhari in the March election.
Jonathan publicly conceded defeat to Buhari on March 31, a
decision which was commended by local and foreign
commentators and doused tension in the country.

“Some hard decisions have their own costs. No doubt about
that. It is a very costly decision but I must be very ready to
pay for it,” Jonathan said during a farewell church service in
Abuja.

Jonathan’s public admission of defeat in the nail-biting
election came more than six hours after he rang Buhari to
concede, earning him widespread praise for statesmanship.
“If you take certain decisions, you should know that people
close to you will even abandon you at some point. I tell people
that more of my so-called friends will disappear.”

Many party faithful and erstwhile loyalists of Jonathan have
either crossed over to Buhari’s All Progressives Congress or
made harsh statements against Jonathan’s party or its
leaders.

Jonathan said he was not surprised by the desertions or
statements by his former loyalists, adding that former South
African president Frederik de Klerk faced a similar situation
when he decided to abolish minority rule in that country.
Jonathan said that de Klerk’s marriage to his wife, Marike,
broke down after he took that decision.

“But that is the only decision that made South Africa to still
be a global player. If by this time w still have minority rule in
South africa, nobody would have been talking about South
Africa in the present generation,” he said.

He said that ministers who served under him should brace
themselves for “persecution” following his loss and his decision
to concede defeat.

Buhari, a former military leader, is scheduled to be sworn into
office on May 29..

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by joystickextendr: 6:43pm On May 10, 2015
i watched it o nta as well,am sure he must have learned his lesson now too late though,success has many friends but failure has none cry undecided

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Freelancer00(m): 6:45pm On May 10, 2015
Failure has no friends

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by VIPERVENOM(m): 6:46pm On May 10, 2015
undecided
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by okiezman(m): 6:47pm On May 10, 2015
Our hero... they ain't your friends... they just friends with benefit

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Holatunde007(m): 6:48pm On May 10, 2015
Ofcos u once also neglected the elders What would u expect
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 6:53pm On May 10, 2015
I am happy with this based the peoples friendship to the presidency not you in person.

I believe Everyone should learn from this.

And Buhari should be mindful of those around him especially decision making or process for the country.

Mr Jonathan your so called friends have deserted you but your name is written in Gold in Nigeria history and the world at large.

Buhari remember be wise.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 6:55pm On May 10, 2015
okiezman:
Our hero... they ain't your friends... they just friends with benefit

Thank you bro.

I believe Buhari wouldn't make the same mistake as what GEJ did.

Mrs Aisha please support your husband in any meaningful way.

You know. ........

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Ilekeh(f): 7:00pm On May 10, 2015
Is GEJ telling us about the break down in his marriage?

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by obiak4(m): 7:04pm On May 10, 2015
OWO EPO IN ARAYE PANI LA WON KI BA NI LA TI EJE HE WORLD ONLY LICK FINGERS WITH OIL THEY WOULDN'T LICK FINGERS WITH BLOOD IT A LESSON FOR ALL IN THE SCHOOL OF LIFE WATCH PEOPLE WHO ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU CAN OFFER TO THEM
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by pressplay55: 7:06pm On May 10, 2015
military zone
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Nobody: 7:10pm On May 10, 2015
ifyan:
I am happy with this based the peoples friendship to the presidency not you in person.

I believe Everyone should learn from this.

And Buhari should be mindful of those around him especially decision making or process for the country.

Mr Jonathan your so called friends have deserted you but your name is written in Gold in Nigeria history and the world at large.

Buhari remember be wise.

Believe me, GMB knows better. He has been there before.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 7:13pm On May 10, 2015
Maple:


Believe me, GMB knows better. He had been there before.

GMB is also a human being. He is not perfect.

You know. .....

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by truefact: 7:21pm On May 10, 2015
Why won't they desert you? A clueless and weakling, a betrayer and deceiver will always speak like a confused man.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Nobody: 7:24pm On May 10, 2015
ifyan:


GMB is also a human being. He is not perfect.

You know. .....

Still, since experience is a good teacher, I am 200% convinced GMB knows better. Do not forget, GEJ is d JJC here.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by lilprinze: 7:29pm On May 10, 2015
Nobody wants to associate him/her self failure .
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Alexisu: 7:31pm On May 10, 2015
Mr Jona, they were never your friends. They were sycophants who were there for what they can get from you, and when they discovered that their reason for being your "friend" is no longer there, they left.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 7:31pm On May 10, 2015
Maple:


Still, since experience is a good teacher, I am 200% convinced GMB knows better. Do not forget, GEJ is d JJC here.


My bro it seems you don't understand what I meant by is also a human being.

Human can never achieve perfection.

If you experience GMB during his Military regime you will notice that was a strong back bone behind his regime.

But the back bone is no more.

I know you can't deny that.

But all the same he should grab something from GEJ mistakes. I believe he will.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by braine(m): 7:54pm On May 10, 2015
Fair weather friends. He should have known them, but then, he's clueless.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Wsdm: 7:59pm On May 10, 2015
What 'ultimate price' is this man talking about?
Does he know the meaning of democracy?
The only option for him was to concede defeat willingly or unwillingly. How about millions of Nigeria that endured your crude rule ? You that forked your self up is busy disturbing us with rhetoric .
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Nobody: 8:11pm On May 10, 2015
ifyan:


My bro it seems you don't understand what I meant by is also a human being.

Human can never achieve perfection.

If you experience GMB during his Military regime you will notice that was a strong back bone behind his regime.

But the back bone is no more.

I know you can't deny that.

But all the same he should grab something from GEJ mistakes. I believe he will.

Believe me bro, I understand u very well wink. But still, I don't see how " my friends deserted me" does add to D list of things GMB should learn from GEJ.

Regime "Back bone" or friends is all semantics. And pls ,save the "perfection" mantra for d kindergartens.

Yes, I did experienced GMB regime and his glory days, and when he went into political oblivion. GEJ hasnt even started his "preliminaries" in that hard fact of life yet, and he's already whining.

If anything, GEJ should've seeked wise counsel from respectable past leaders like GMB to school him on the realities of being the ruler of a country, and what to expect when the power is no more. But no, GEJ surrounded himself with sycophants and hooligans all in a bid to stay in power. That's too late now, but he could still seek counsel from GMB on how to cope with the inevitable harsh fact of life after power, so he can savor the little dignity he has left.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 9:37pm On May 10, 2015
Maple:


Believe me bro, I understand u very well wink. But still, I don't see how " my friends deserted me" does add to D list of things GMB should learn from GEJ.

Regime "Back bone" or friends is all semantics. And pls ,save the "perfection" mantra for d kindergartens.

Yes, I did experienced GMB regime and his glory days, and when he went into political oblivion. GEJ hasnt even started his "preliminaries" in that hard fact of life yet, and he's already whining.

If anything, GEJ should've seeked wise counsel from respectable past leaders like GMB to school him on the realities of being the ruler of a country, and what to expect when the power is no more. But no, GEJ surrounded himself with sycophants and hooligans all in a bid to stay in power. That's too late now, but he could still seek counsel from GMB on how to cope with the inevitable harsh fact of life after power, so he can savor the little dignity he has left.


My brother please are you a Great fan of GMB if may ask.

And please show some respect to our president. GEJ is still the president to GMB.

And my brother you were to be my boss in a company, then I would have to loose 30% of respect l have for you. For you to say GMB shouldn't learn anything from GMB.

Ask yourself why the frequent meeting between GEJ and GMB.

Please show respect to our still president.

Thanks bro we learn everyday.

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Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by chumakk: 10:08pm On May 10, 2015
You don't have friends in the first place sir
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Nobody: 10:16pm On May 10, 2015
ifyan:


My brother please are you a Great fan of GMB if may ask.

And please

show some respect to our president. GEJ is still the president to GMB.

And my brother you were to be my boss in a company, then I would have to loose 30% of respect l have for you. For you to say GMB shouldn't learn anything from GMB.

Ask yourself why the frequent meeting between GEJ and GMB.

Please show respect to our still president.

Thanks bro we learn everyday.

Ehe!!! now u have unmasked where your loyalty lays. When I said I understand u very well, I wasn't wrong after all...you were maliciously trying to feed spoon us on how "relevant" your Idol GEJ still is, by saying GMB should learn from his "friends have deserted me" experience.

Before u go further, in putting more words into my mouth to deviate from our main discourse. What I said was the " my friends deserted me" experience Mr clueless is whining about is not something u could say GMB should learn from GEJ, as if GMB has not hold positions of power b4 or too stupid like GEJ not to know that when it comes to power, there are hardly permanent friends.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by omenka(m): 10:20pm On May 10, 2015
Friends deserted you, so what should we do about it, feel sorry for you??
This guy sef.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 10:23pm On May 10, 2015
Maple:


Ehe!!! Now u are unmasking where your loyalty lays. When I said I understand u very well, I wasn't wrong after all...you were maliciously trying to feed spoon us on how "relevant" your Idol GEJ still is, even when reality says otherwise.

Before u go further, in putting more words into my mouth to deviate from our main discourse. What I said was the " my friends deserted me" experience Mr clueless is whining about is not something u could say GMB should learn from GEJ, as if GMB has not hold positions of power b4 or too stupid like GEJ not to know that when it comes to power, there are hardly permanent friends.

My bro why are like this. I am not trying to make love GEJ oror support him as a person.

But I want you to understand is for you to show respect to the office of the presidency.

And as you said " when it comes to power, there are hardly permanent friends".You are right.

You know. .......
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Nimblemind(m): 10:24pm On May 10, 2015
Quite painful he just realised that all along he was surrounded by the worst set of sycophants... Won't mention any names but this people made matters worst but Gej did himself no good as he proved to be just a weakling!
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by anigbajumo(m): 10:30pm On May 10, 2015
U av failed Nigerian woefully.......I dnt wana hear anyfin jst b preparing to yer village OTUOKE on may 29........
CHANGE iZ wHaT wE nEEd iN oUr nAtION.
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by Nobody: 10:31pm On May 10, 2015
ifyan:


My bro why are like this. I am not trying to make love GEJ oror support him as a person.

But I want you to understand is for you to show respect to the office of the presidency.

And as you said " when it comes to power, there are hardly permanent friends".You are right.

You know. .......

I do no doubt that you mean well for our country. Peace!
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by BlackTechnology: 10:34pm On May 10, 2015
Buhari I hope you heard it



Jail Tinubu OBJ Saraki grin


And purge the Federal Civil Service of corruption[center][/center] smiley
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by ifyan(m): 10:36pm On May 10, 2015
Maple:


I do no doubt that you mean well for our country. Peace!

Thank you.

Love this You know

........
Re: Friends Deserted Me – Jonathan by MizMyColi(f): 11:22pm On May 10, 2015
omenka:
Friends deserted you, so what should we do about it, feel sorry for you??

This guy sef.

Yes, it's human to do sotongue

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