Wednesday, 16 December 2015

If reports credited The Nation are anything to
go by, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan may
have concluded plans to hold a meeting with
President Muhammadu Buhari over the
revelations accompanying the ongoing arms
deal probe.
A source close to the former president, it was
gathered, informed that the former Bayelsa state
governor will not join issues with the former
National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki,
where he (Dasuki) confessed that the former
president was responsible for the approvals which
were made.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan may have
concluded plans to seek an audience with President
Muhammadu Buhari
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The ex-NSA is presently standing trial at the court
after being charged by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged
misapplication and fraudulent disbursement of
over N31b meant for purchase of arms.
And in a fresh revelation on Tuesday, December 15,
2015, it was disclosed that some close associates of
the former president were arranging a private
meeting between the leaders to enable Jonathan
explain some things to the president.
"Jonathan will prefer a private audience with the
President rather than taking up issues with the
suspects in public. Some of the expenditures have
grave security implications as they involve some
neighbouring countries.
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"As a statesman, Jonathan cannot just open up at
all. For example, there is a unit where the overhead
of past Presidents and Heads of State was taken
care of. Some of the funds disbursed by the office
had to do with these funds. If Jonathan speaks, will
he not rubbish these past leaders?
"Some Presidents from some countries sought
financial assistance from ex-President Goodluck
Jonathan. Do you expect the former leader to issue
a statement on such a sensitive request?
"At a point, there was negotiation to end Boko
Haram insurgency. This type of deal cannot be put
in the public domain," the source, who pleaded
anonymity, informed.
President Buhari has also made clarifications on
reports making rounds that he collected $300, 000
from the embattled former NSA, explaining instead
that he (Buhari) got only two SUVs as compensation
after an attack by Boko Haram terrorists.

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