Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he has been put under pressure to contest in the 2019 Election.
The former President stated this during a recent chat with media mogul, Dele Momodu in his Abuja office, explaining that he gets moved to tears whenever he goes out and sees the huge crowds of Nigerians shouting, “GEJ, we want you back.”
Though he did cast personal doubt on the possibility of returning to office, he however, noted that he gets sober when he reflects on his achievements and mistakes as President
“I’m not God but I sincerely doubt the possibility,” the former President said when asked about the possibility of contesting in 2019.
He further said; “People come to me every day saying they want me back. I’m always moved to tears whenever I go out and see the huge crowds shouting GEJ, we want you, even in the north.
“Instead of getting swollen headed, I actually reflect on my achievements and mistakes and feel humbled and feel very sober…
“I have never been a man of inordinate ambition. I’m a man of very modest means. I hardly travel because of the logistical costs. I’ve played my part and I have moved on.”
On what he would do if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decides to pick him as its presidential candidate in 2019, Jonathan said;
“Are you not aware that our party has zoned the presidency to the north, and the chairmanship to the south?
“Even Fayose that has declared his interest may face big challenges because of the decision of our party.”