Former Minister of Defense, General Theophilus Danjuma, on Wednesday, said that if former Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu had behaved like President Jonathan by conceding defeat, the civil war would have been avoided.
Speaking shortly after a closed door meeting with President Jonathan, General Danjuma said the president has set a record in the history of the country by his act.
According to General Danjuma, if Ojukwu had done the same thing after the fall of Enugu, when his government had to flee into the bush, he would have saved the country from bloodshed.
“The outcome of the election and the manner in which President Jonathan conceded victory to Buhari, is total un-African, it is very important in the history of Africa.
Ojukwu did the same after the fall of Enugu, if he had conceded victory to the federal troops he would have saved the nation one full year of bloodshed.
President Jonathan has set a record, made history, something to be emulated by the rest of Africa and indeed the whole world.”
The meeting between Jonathan and General Danjuma was held behind closed door at General Danjuma’s residence in Asokoro. Jonathan’s meeting with Danjuma was part of his consultation with relevant stakeholders across the country for a smooth transition of power to President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.