Many Distortions in ‘Against the Run of Play’ – Ex-President Jonathan

Controversy has trailed the book, ‘Against the Run of Play’, written by Olusegun Adeniyi, as fomer President Goodluck Jonathan has claimed there were distortion of facts about the 2015 general elections in the said book.
During the launch of the book on Friday, Adeniji had said contents of the book were thoroughly researched as he interviewed the characters in the book were interviewed severally including ex-President Jonathan.
However, Jonathan airing his opinion on the content of the book, said “I have just read Segun Adeniyi’s new book, ‘Against the Run of Play’ which has so far enjoyed tremendous reviews in the media.
“My take on it is that the book as presented contains many distorted claims on the 2015 Presidential election by many of the respondents.
“There will obviously be more books like that on this subject by concerned Nigerians.
“However, I believe that at the right time, the main characters in the elections including myself will come out with a true account of what transpired either in major interviews or books”
The author had revealed that the idea for the book came about when he decided to research into why it is difficult for incumbent presidents to lose elections in Africa.
He had also stated that events that culminated in the defeat of President Jonathan, made it clear to him that while a credible opposition platform, the All Progressives Congress (APC) represented alternative platform, it was not the main reason why the election went the way it did.
So, he decided to interrogate the factors that led to an opposition party defeating an incumbent government.

Author: News Editor

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