Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan Denies Receiving N300m, Cars From APC, David Lyon
3 weeks ago Victor Adeola 0
Goodluck Jonathan in a statement on Wednesday, specifically denied receiving N300 million or bulletproof cars from David Lyon, the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa, as was alleged.
The statement, which was signed by Jonathan’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, attributed the allegation to the APC Reformation Forum which he said claimed the offerings were to help the former president prepare for Lyon’s botched swearing-in as governor.
Eze quoted the group as calling on his principal to “refund N300 million and bulletproof cars given to him by David Lyon, the APC candidate in the last governorship election”.
He described the claim as fictitious and provocative, and asked anyone with any proof to tender it.
“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 have strong believe in.