Former Minister of Defence and Chairman Victims Support Fund (VSF), Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), on Wednesday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat over the 2015 presidential polls, noting that if the former Biafra warlord, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu had done the same thing after the fall of Enugu to Federal troops, he would have saved the nation one full year of bloodshed.
Danjuma told newsmen this after President Goodluck Jonathan paid a private visit at his residence in Abuja.
The agenda of the meeting was not known as it was held behind closed doors.
Danjuma said Jonathan’s decision to concede defeat to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has set a record in the history of the country.
He said if Ojukwu had done the same thing after the fall of Enugu, when his government had to flee into the bush it would have been a different story today.
He said, “if he (Ojukwu) had conceded victory to the federal troops he would have saved the nation one full year of bloodshed.
“President Jonathan has set a history, a record as something to be emulated by Africa and indeed the whole world. It’s an excellent thing he did”.
Jonathan had before the elections met Danjuma at his official residence in the Villa on March 11th.
The President thanked Danjuma for his fatherly support during the election.
Ahead of the May 29th transition and handing over to the next administration, Jonathan has been having private consultations in preparation of the handing over.
The President, it can be recalled met with President-elect, (Rtd) Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday last to discuss the transition of government.