Former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has explained why he is stepping away from active politics.
Jonathan who spoke at the inauguration of the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on Sunday, said he is shifting away from partisan politics because of his foundation.
The former president said he appeared at the function in order not to be misunderstood on his decision not to be actively involved in politics.
He said; “Don’t be discouraged if you do not see me in most party activities in the state. I decided to appear in this event so that I will not be misunderstood.
“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.”