- Jonathan has dismissed allegations raised by Sule Lamido
- According to the former president, Lamido is not coherent in his allegations
- Jonathan said the former governor claimed he supported APC because he dislikes Dickson and at the same time because of Malabu
Following allegations against him, Goodluck Jonathan has replied Sule Lamido, ex-governor of Jigawa state, who claimed that the former president supported the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Bayelsa gubernatorial election to escape from being probed over his involvement in the Malabu oil deal.
Jonathan in a statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said the former governor of Jigawa was only peddling falsehood.
The former president said he really does not know why the former governor chose to speak as he did, especially with such hostility, contempt and lies against him, The Cable reports.
Jonathan went further to claim that Lamido is not coherent even in his allegations.
According to the former president, "in one breathe, Lamido alleged that Jonathan worked against his party 'because he was very, very angry with (Governor) Dickson,' in another he claimed that it was 'because he (Jonathan) sure knows his problem with Buhari and his government. And the issue of Malabu, I think, played a key role'.”
Jonathan consequently dismissed Lamido's allegations.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that a group tagged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Forum accused Jonathan of trading off the party’s victory in the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election.
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The group’s chairman, Chief Benson Odoko in a statement accused Jonathan of fraternizing with leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Odoko claimed it was not debatable that ex-president Jonathan worked against the party that made him deputy governor, governor, vice president and president of the country.
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