Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denounced claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he looted public treasury during his reign.
The ex-president, according to Daily Trust, however, asked the APC-led government to account for N14 trillion which he claimed it budgeted in the last two years.
He also asked the ruling party to explain to Nigerians why despite its claim to have recovered almost N2 trillion from his administration as looted funds, Nigeria still wants to borrow N1.6 trillion.
He was reacting to an alleged statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, in which he was quoted to have said that “Nobody could have looted like Jonathan”.
Jonathan stated, on his Facebook page yesterday, said that it was funny that no evidence of looting had been established against him, yet the APC spokesman, Abdullahi Bolaji, said he looted public treasury.
In the statement issued on his behalf by Reno Omokri, he argued that even though “evidence abounds” that ex-military head of state, General Sani Abacha looted, the APC-led government believed that he didn’t loot.
“Nigerians will not know the level of corruption in Bolaji’s APC government till another government takes over. A government that harbors a man who was indicted by a duly constituted judicial commission and even makes him a minister has no moral authority to point fingers at others.
“With the amount ‘recovered’, Nigeria should have had enough not to borrow and a little extra on top to lend to others. These lies only go to show that you can use propaganda to get to power, but you cannot use propaganda to stay in power,” Jonathan said.
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