Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has denied social media reports that he collected the sum of N300 million and bulletproof cars from the 2019 Bayelsa State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr David Lyon.
In a statement on Wednesday, Jonathan’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze said that the former President didn’t receive any such offering from Lyon or any other APC member.
According to him, the call by a group, the APC Reformation Forum, for Jonathan to “refund N300 million and bulletproof cars given to him by David Lyon,” were false and baseless.
“In the first place there was no reason for APC or anybody else to offer money and vehicles to the former President for logistics over an inauguration programme in which he was not involved,” the statement read.
“We make bold to state that there is no vehicle in the possession of former President Jonathan given to him by the All Progressive Congress. This is an insufferable lie. If anyone on earth knows of such a vehicle, they should expose the particulars of the said vehicle to the public.
“The claim by this group is therefore nothing but a fairy-tale scripted to tarnish the good reputation of the former President whom Nigerians and the rest of the world hold in very high esteem.”
Eze noted in the statement that political opponents should stop any attempt to blackmail his principal but rather join hands with other stakeholders to build Bayelsa State.
“It is a poor script written with the intention of causing distrust and inciting Bayelsans against themselves,” he said.
“What Bayelsa needs now is peace, unity and progress, and not this noxious orgy of mud-slinging and mischief-making.
“As far as we are concerned, the Bayelsa elections have been won and lost at the polls and the courts; we therefore urge all groups to accept the transition in good faith.”
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