Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adam Oshiomhole, weekend, admitted that former President Goodluck Jonathan performed ‘creditably well’ while in office as president, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Oshiomhole, ex-governor of Edo State, said he championed the defeat of Jonathan in 2014 because of their political differences.
The erstwhile labour spoke yesterday at the one-year memorial lecture in honour of the late Captain Hosa Okunbo held in Abuja.
Quoting him, “The logic of multi-party democracy is that even an angel can be defeated. You (Jonathan) have set a standard that none of your successors can afford to go below.
“You left legacies even though I had cause to fight you because it is politics. The legacy you have left, there is no successor who can afford to do less.
“Part of your (Jonathan) legacies was when you launched the almajiri school and your thought was that no Nigerian child should be left on the street and also appropriated special funds.
“These ideas are not new but what we lack is the will to transform it to practice. We never know who are our friends until when we are no more.
“No one is appreciated until he or she leaves office.”
Dr Jonathan, at the event, described the late Captain Hosa Okunbo as ‘a man with a large heart, the spirit of philanthropy and ardent lover for the needy’.