A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan, by preparing to concede defeat in 2019.
According to him, all indications have shown that history will repeat itself in the 2019 presidential election.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday to congratulate Jonathan on his 61st birthday and the public presentation of his book, Frank said the former President had written his name in gold by allowing democracy to survive even when he had power to truncate it.
Frank said the calibre of persons that attended his book presentation on Tuesday showed that the former President was popular and acceptable.
He urged Buhari to get a copy of the book and not only read but turn it into a handout on democratic lecture.
Frank said most Nigerians, including him, did not value the fresh air ex-President Jonathan brought to Nigeria until the current administration took over in 2015.
He said, “The change we brought (which I sincerely regret) has turned to chain that has destroyed all the good legacies my older brother Jonathan left behind.”
“Under APC government today, bloodshed, which Jonathan discouraged is now the order of the day, Killings and corruption are more pronounced than before.
“Nigerians will not forget the role Buhari played after the 2011 general elections which he lost. His undemocratic tendencies engineered the crisis that later claimed several lives, including some corps members, innocently serving their fatherland.
“I, therefore urge the incumbent to prepare his hand-over note, learn a shock-absorber tactics from former President Jonathan should he lose the election in 2019.”