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Goodluck Jonathan says he’s ready to fight Akufo-Addo

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Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan has accused President Akufo-Addo of ridiculing Nigerians at an event in the United Kingdom recently.

The former Nigerian leader said President Akufo-Addo mocked the country’s security situation and depreciation of their national currency, Naira.

He said, “He (Ghanaian President) said Ghana is not like Nigeria where cattle roam the streets. At another occasion in the United Kingdom, he made scathing remarks about Nigeria’s currency.

“I feel ashamed as a former President that the president of a neighbouring country used Nigeria as negative examples.

“If a neighbouring African president will use Nigeria to make negative examples, then we as leaders must know certain things are wrong in the country. That means we as leaders must change the way we do things and must be ready to fight for our nation.”

The former President, therefore, urged Nigerian leaders to show serious concern, noting that many things have gone wrong in the country.

Jonathan who lost to President Buhari in the 2015 presidential election made the remark at the inauguration of the first bridge built by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday night.

Goodluck Jonathan recently disclosed that he is under pressure to contest in the 2019 election.

The former president said he is moved to tears, each time he sees people shouting, “GEJ, we want you back.”

Ruling out the possibility of returning to office, Jonathan said such will make him to reflect on his achievements and mistakes while in office.

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