The former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the good deeds and legacy of President Goodluck Jonathan will not be forgotten.
Speaking at the one-year memorial lecture in honour of late Captain Hosa Okunbo, in Abuja on Saturday, Oshiomhole said Nigerians don’t appreciate good leaders until they leave office, noting.
The ex-national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that he castigated former President Jonathan due to their differences in political interests.
Oshiomhole said: “You (Jonathan) left legacies even though that I had cause to fight because it is politics. The legacy you have left, there is no successor who can afford to do less.
“But the logic of multi-party democracy is that even an angel can be defeated. You have set a standard that none of your successors can afford to go below.
“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,” he said.
Other speakers at the event were Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwase III decried the glorification of stomach infrastructure in Nigeria’s political culture, among others.