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I’m Under Probe- Jonathan,

Goodluck-JonathanFormer President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is aware that he is under investigation by anti-corruption agencies in the country.

The former President said this on Monday during a live interview on Bloomberg Television after delivering a speech at the London’s studios of the media organisation.

Jonathan, who was introduced at the ceremony by the former United Kingdom Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, spoke on his achievements during his five-year presidency.

Though the President did not identify the allegations against him, he however, believed that after the investigation, “all stories would be properly chronicled.”

He said, “Of course, obviously, I will be investigated. I am being investigated. Yes, investigations are going on.

“I wouldn’t want to make certain comments, because when a government is working, it is not proper for the immediate past President to make certain statements. I will allow the government to do the work it is supposed to do. I wouldn’t want to make serious comments on that.

“After all the investigations, all the stories would be properly chronicled. I wouldn’t want to say this or that. It is not a good practice.”

Jonathan also stated that the Buhari administration did not tell the nation the truth by claiming that the latter inherited an empty treasury when it assumed office in May last year.

He said, “That is not true, there is no way he would have inherited an empty treasury and at the same time, gave a bailout to the states. Nigeria has a fairly robust economy but sometimes, we over-politicise certain issues and make things look so bad, but it was not that bad.”

The ex-President argued that the issue of corruption did not evolve during his administration, saying successive governments had always alleged that the previous administrations were corrupt.

Jonathan added, “At independence, we had the First Republic and there was a military intervention. What the military officers said was corruption. When we had the Second Republic, it was the same story. When the Second Republic collapsed, what the military officers said was that it was because of corruption.

“So, if there is a major change in government, where one political party is taking over power from another one, there must be issues that will be raised. Yes, I cannot say that the country from the beginning of our independence has not had corruption. Yes, there was corruption and I did very well also to curtail corruption.”

But the Presidency said it had nothing to add to Buhari’s statement made last year that he inherited virtually an empty treasury from the Jonathan



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