I’m Not Supposed To Be In Politics — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is not an extrovert that is highly predisposed to serious social and partisan political activ­ities.

He said this at the gala night to round off the three-day programme of the sec­ond ‘Unique University of Port Harcourt Class ‘81 Re­union’ (UU81) which ended on Saturday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Jonathan, a member of the Class ‘81 and host of the reunion, said he is trying to figure out if he was an acci­dental politician.

During the event, he and a former Group Executive Di­rector, Finance and Accounts, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Stan­ley Lawson, who hosted the first edition in Abuja in 2017, were given awards of honour by the Class ‘81 graduates of the university.

The former president ex­plained that politics involved a lot of talking and other activities which a reserved person may not be easily dis­posed to doing as against an extrovert.

Jonathan while express­ing gratitude for the award, said, “You know that I don’t know whether I am an acci­dental politician because I am supposed not to be a pol­itician.

“If you plant a curve from introvert to extrovert and start zero as the most intro­vert person and 100 as the most extrovert person, and you plot that continuum, I will be between 35 and 45 on the introvert side. So, I am an introvert.

“An introvert supposed not to be involved in politics because politics involves much talking and you always want to show your presence. But somehow, God has a way of solving problems.”

He expressed appreciation to the pioneer graduates of the institution for their sup­port and encouragement, especially while in office, adding that he and his wife, Patience, were pleased with the unique get-together.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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