Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused President Muhammadu Buhari, ex-US president, Barack Obama, and some other countries of masterminding his defeat in the 2015 presidential election.
Jonathan revealed this in a yet-to-be-published book titled, ”Against The Run of Play,” by Olusegun Adeniyi, the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board.
He alleged that Obama and his officials made it very clear to him that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and were ready to do anything to achieve it.
Jonathan said the United States deployed some naval ships to the Gulf of Guinea in the days preceding the election.
”I got on well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against me.
”But I didn’t realise how far President Obama was prepared to go to remove me until France caved in to the pressure from America.
”But weeks to the election, he [François Hollande] had also joined the Americans in supporting the opposition against me,” he said.
Jonathan said Obama turned against him because the former US president thought he was supporting corruption.
”There was this blanket accusation that my body language was supporting corruption, a line invented by the opposition but which the media and civil society bought into and helped to project to the world.
”That was the same thing I kept hearing from the Americans without specific allegations,” he said.