The immediate past president of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was sighted at the Port Harcourt international Airpot Wednesday evening. He had returned to the country after spending several weeks in the UK, the US and Ivory Coast.
A Nigerian daily had reported that the former president had gone on exile, a charge Jonathan denied from Ivory Coast.
The social media has been trending since his return. Many have praised him as the hero of democracy. Others say they have missed him, especially as the Buhari regime seems not to have performed better after one year.
President Jonathan has not granted a major interview since he was defeated in the presidential election of last year. He said he would not speak until after a year. Likely, he will break his silence soon.
Most Nigerians have been facing tougher times since Buhari succeeded Jonathan, prompting them to question the manner of “change” the ruling APC promised during the campaigns. There is high inflation and the naira has plummeted. The price of petrol has increased from N86 to N145 per litre.
Under Jonathan, Nigeria was a cesspool of corruption.