The Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that Nigerians don’t appreciate good leaders until they leave office, noting that former President Goodluck Jonathan left enviable legacies behind.
Former Edo State Governor confessed that he fought former President Jonathan out of office due to their differences in political interests.
He stated this at the one-year memorial lecture in honour of late Captain Hosa Okunbo, in Abuja over the weekend.
Oshiomhole said: “You (Jonathan) left legacies even though that I had cause to fight because it is politics.
The legacy you have left, there is no successor who can afford to do less.
“But the logic of multi-party democracy is that even an angel can be defeated. You have set a standard that none of your successors can afford to go below.
“Part of your (Jonathan) legacies was when you launched the almajiri school and your thought was that no Nigerian child should be left on the street and also appropriated special funds.
“These ideas are not new but what we lack is the will to transform it to practice. We never know who are our friends until when we are no more.
“No one is appreciated until he or she leaves office,” he said.
In his remark, Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwase III showers ecominum on former President Goodluck Jonathan for peaceful electoral transition in 2015.
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