President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said that most accounts of his life so far published are not accurate. He described the story of his life as a humble one.
The president spoke during the presentation of another book about him, titled, “The People’s Choice: The story of President Goodluck Jonathan, which chronicles the life of the President including his educational background, political career and family among others.
The book written by Rev. Fr. Charles Imokhai was launched at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Jonathan said that the book provided an account that is close to being accurate, but added that he would write the most accurate one after leaving office.
Over N175m was donated by individuals and groups at the launch of the four-part book.
At the event, Jonathan explained that he was unruffled and unworried about the negative things being said about him in the build-up to the March 28 elections, saying that in as much as he was ready and willing to serve, he was not desperate
His words:“My second message is to all of us, especially those of us who are politicians, that for all of us who want to serve, we should be ready to serve but we should not be desperate to serve our people.
“Sometimes, people ask me that Mr. President, from what we read and what we see, we see you still smiling and unruffled.
“Yes, nothing will really ruffle me because I am willing and ready to serve but I am not desperate to serve. That is what keeps me going.
“All of us who want to hold offices from the least, a counselor of a ward or a chairman of a council, a member of the state House of Assembly or member of House of Representatives, Senate, Governor or the President, if all of us are always ready and willing to serve our people but we are not desperate in that our mission, then of course Nigeria will be a better place for all of us.”