And that’s absolutely normal in life! Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan during a farewell church service held in Abuja yesterday revealed that some of his friends, turned their backs against him shortly after he conceded defeat to General Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential poll.

“Some hard decisions have their own costs. No doubt about that. It is a very costly decision but I must be very ready to pay for it. ‎If you take certain decisions, you should know that people close to you will even abandon you at some point. I tell people that more of my so-called friends will disappear.” He said.

President Jonathan said he’s not surprised by the actions of some defectors adding that former South African president Frederik de Klerk faced a similar situation.

de Klerk’s marriage to his wife, Marike, broke down after he took that decision.‎But that is the only decision that made South Africa to still be a global player. If by this time we still have minority rule in South africa, nobody would have been talking about South Africa in the present generation,” he said.