As an introvert, I shouldn’t have been in politics – Former President Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described himself as an introvert, who should not be deeply involved in partisan politics.

Jonathan spoke at the gala night to round off the three-day programme of the Unique University of Port Harcourt Class ‘81 Reunion, which ended on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The former President, a member of the class and host of the reunion, said he was trying to figure out if he was an accidental politician.

At the event, Jonathan and a former Group Executive Director, Finance and Accounts, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Stanley Lawson, were given awards of honour by the Class ‘81.

The ex-President rationalised that politics involved a lot of conversations and other activities, which a conservative person might not be easily disposed to doing.

While expressing gratitude for the award, Jonathan said, “You know that I don’t know if I am an accidental politician, because I am supposed not to be a politician.

“If you plot a curve from introvert to extrovert and start from zero as the most introvert person and 100 as the most extrovert person, and you plot that continuum, I will be between 35 and 45 on the introvert side. So, I am an introvert.

“An introvert is supposed not to be involved in politics, because politics involves much talking and you always want to show your presence. But somehow, God has a way of solving problems.”

He expressed appreciation to the pioneer graduates of the institution for their support and encouragement, especially while he was in office, adding that he and his wife, Patience, were pleased with the unique get-together.


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