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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to the media on the situation in Chibok and the success of the World Economic Forum in Abuja May 9, 2014. Jonathan said on Friday he believes 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents last month are still in his country and have not been moved to Cameroon. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW BUSINESS) - RTR3OH9Z

Jonathan explains why he had to quit politics after losing to Buhari in 2015

Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, has explained he had to quit politics since 2015 after losing to Buhari.

Jonathan made this known while speaking at the inauguration of the Bayelsa State executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by Governor Douye Diri on Sunday.

He admitted that he was moving away from being “an effective partisan politician” and focusing on other areas where his services would be required.

“I’m shifting away from being an effective partisan politician because of my Foundation. People who want to partner me felt that if you are a partisan leader in the country, they will eat with you with a long spoon.

“I felt that after serving as President of this country, I should go to some other areas where my services would be required. Through that process, I would be able to support the nation and the state in one way or the other,” Jonathan said.

Jonathan, who was president for five years, lost the 2015 presidential election to the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari.

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