Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has had a handful of experience since leaving office in 2015.
The statesman while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 6.25Km Sabon Kaura-Jos by-pass road in Bauchi state, revealed that it has been difficult finding allies since he left power.
According to him, the relationship that once existed between him and his aides when still in power never remained the same after he vacated the office.
He added that these known buddies just forgot all about him and the things he had done for them in the past, stressing that ”there are people who act like they can’t eat without you when you’re in a position of power.
“But once you’re no longer in that position, they move on and act like you no longer exist.
However, he noted that the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has been an exception.
”It is a very big day for me and you know why? Because it’s not easy for somebody to work with you in Nigeria then after leaving office, that person still continues with that kind of strong fraternal relationship with you.
”I have been in government for a reasonable time and I’ve served at quite a number of levels starting from deputy governor,” Jonathan said.
”However, Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi is a good brother and I’m quite pleased that he invited me to commission the first major project that he has completed, that’s a big honour,” he said.
He hailed the people of Bauchi state for voting Mohammed as their governor and commended his good strides and total commitment in changing the face of the state, commending the governor also for carrying out the project which, he said, was among the first set of legacy projects embarked upon within his first 100 days in office.
Mohammed had reacted, saying the ex-president taught me how to do this in your cabinet,” he said.
“Furthermore sir, I humbly seek your kind consent to recognise your indelible contribution to the progress and development of our dear nation, Bauchi state and indeed myself, to name this very road after your good name as Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan drive,” the governor added.