20171117

Goodluck Jonathan Replies Tinubu

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has replied APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who had, during his address at the presentation of a book titled, “Making Steady Sustainable Progress” accused his (Jonathan’s) administration of institutionalizing corruption in Nigeria.

Dr. Jonathan, in his response to Tinubu’s claims that, “So much money grew feet and ran away faster than Usain Bolt ever could and that his administration won gold medal in corruption", however said that facts have rather deserted the APC leader faster than Usain Bolt

The former president who spoke through his former aide, Reno Omokri said under his administration, the only global body for monitoring corruption, Transparency International, had published in its annual corruption index, showing Nigeria made an eight points improvement in corruption reduction, haven moved from 144 to 136 then.

The statement also said that, “other than media sensationalism, there have been no convictions of financial misappropriation stemming from the Jonathan era.”

The statement challenged Tinubu or anybody in APC to counter Jonathan’s statement in 2014 that he has no bank account abroad.

Jonathan added; "In 2015, President Jonathan ensured that elections held in every local government in Borno states, but last month, the United Nations declared that they could no longer operate in certain local governments of Borno state. So who is fooling who?

So if according to Transparency International, Nigeria was less corrupt under Jonathan than it is today and according to the Institute for Economics and Peace, Nigeria is more terrorized today than it was under Jonathan, it becomes clear that Bola Tinubu has no factual basis to make the claims he made.”

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