APC spokesperson, Abdullahi, to unveil book on Jonathan
The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi is set to launch his account on the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan in November.
Titled “On a Platter of Gold”, the book, according to the author, gives a definitive account of the Goodluck Jonathan presidency.
Bolaji Abdullahi, a former Minister in the Jonathan cabinet, noted that the book also gives detailed and largely exclusive account of the making and the unmaking of the Jonathan presidency, adding that it will also revealing for the first time, some of the intrigues that surrounded the 2015 presidential election and its aftermath.
“On a Platter of Gold is a historical and political thriller, which answers many of the often-asked questions about Jonathan’s incredible rise to the highest political office in the land and his unprecedented electoral defeat in 2015.
“The book, which has the subtitle, “How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria is introduced as follows: “Was Goodluck Jonathan weak and clueless, as his traducers have claimed? Or – as his supporters have alleged – was he just a victim of vicious conspiracies by an entitled cabal that would stop at nothing to bring down this ‘intruder’ to power?
“From an unknown university teacher, Goodluck Jonathan rose to become President of Africa’s largest democracy, in less than a decade -most astonishingly, without winning a single vote in his name. In contesting the 2011 presidential election, he declared that growing up as the son of a fisherman in the creeks of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, he had no shoes. This message resonated with millions of Nigerians. “If I can make it, then you can as well,” he had declared. He went on to win with the highest majority vote ever recorded in the nation’s history.”