Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan insists there are plans bzy certain faceless persons to malign his name.
He however stated on his Facebook page that truth would surely prevail.
Last week, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had alluded to the fact that a few days to the 2015 election, N150 billion was distributed amongst unknown persons under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
“In one single transaction, a few weeks to the 2015 elections, $100,289 million was just frittered away by a few. When you consider that in 2014, as the Minister of Finance has said, that oil price was an average of $110 a barrel and only N99 billion was spent on power, works and housing and when we talk about the economy, we talk as if these are normal by every standard”, Osinbajo had said.
Media reports indicates that there is evidence that the nation’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN got specific instruction to ensure some ridiculous amounts of money were moved from the bank directly to the residence of the former president Goodluck Jonathan.
“In one particular instance over N70 billion was released in parts from the national treasury between January 8 and February 25, 2015.
“The over $289 million which was also referenced last week by the Vice President is said to be included in this particular series of illegal transactions.
“Besides, that in another illegal disbursement, the minutes of the Central Bank board meeting of August 25, 2014 indicated the board’s okay of another N60 billion requested by the former President and released later by the Central Bank”, a source told newsmen.
“It has been brought to my attention that while I am away promoting democracy in Sierra Leone, a campaign will be unleashed against me to falsely impugn my name using both faceless and identified persons,” a statement on the ex-president’s Facebook page said.
It has been brought to my attention that while I am away promoting democracy in Sierra Leone, a campaign will be…
“When I was in power I said my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. Even out of power, I continue to hold that belief.
“What I will say however, is that no matter how far and fast falsehood has traveled, it must eventually be overtaken by truth.”
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