Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed why he has stayed off the political scene since he was voted out of power at the 2015 polls.
Jonathan revealed that he cut down on his involvement in politics since 2015, so he can give full concentrate to his Foundation.
He stated this during 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.
He said : “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.