Fresh details of what transpired after the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election indicate that former First Lady, Patience Jonathan described Mohammed Bello Adoke, then Attorney-General of the Federation as a “useless man” for not disqualifying  President Muhammadu Buhari.

This fresh revelation is contained in an upcoming book written by Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abdullah in the book “On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria”, said Patience accused Adoke of betraying her husband.

The APC spokesperson, who served as Minister Youth and Sports under Jonathan from 2011-2014, also claimed that then Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko wanted Buhari prosecuted for certificate forgery and thus disqualified from the election.

But Adoke, who was considered one of the most powerful ministers under Jonathan, argued against it, maintaining that there was no legal basis to prosecute Buhari.

In the book, Abdullahi described the former President as a man who had “a distinct aversion for taking any action that could be regarded as unlawful or illegal”.

Abdullahi wrote: “Two days after the election, Adoke had gone to see the president in respect of the appointment of a new chief judge for the FCT.

“While waiting in the outer room, the First Lady walked in. He rose to greet her. But she took one long look at him and hissed: ‘Useless man. You betrayed my husband. Now that he has lost the election, you are happy. It was the same Attorney General that Bayo Ojo used to disqualify Atiku for Obasanjo (in 2007).

“It was the same office that (Mike) Aondoakaa used to make dead man (Umaru Musa Yar’Adua) to rule Nigeria. But when it comes to my husband, you will be shouting, constitution, constitution.”


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