An expose on the Goodluck Jonathan presidency authored by Bolaji Abdullahi is about to hit the shelves.
Abdullahi, now the spokesperson of the APC, was at one time a minister in the Jonathan administration.
The book, titled “On a Platter of Gold”, is expected to be available from October and would reveal the “making and unmaking” of the former president.
He said: “On a Platter of Gold is part history, part 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,” Abdullahi said in a statement.
“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.