Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the former US President Barack Obama influenced the 2015 elections against him.
Jonathan said this during the launching of his new book “My Transition Hours,” attended by dignitaries across Africa.
The former president released a video message directly to Nigerians, he said, subliminally asking that Nigerians vote the opposition to form a new government.
The message was condescending, as if Nigerians don’t know what to do, he continued.
On March 23, 2015, President Obama himself took the unusual step of releasing a video message directly to Nigerians all but telling them how to vote.
In that video, Obama urged Nigerians to open the ‘next chapter’ by their votes.
Those who understood subliminal language deciphered that he was prodding the electorate to vote for the opposition to form a new government.
The message was so condescending, it was as if Nigerians did not know what to do and needed an Obama to direct them.