The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to a statement credited to the out-going President Goodluck Jonathan, in which he alleged that the President-elect, Muhammudu Buhari will probe him and his minsters.
The response was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The APC revealed that Buhari will not probe Jonathan because he will not be "bogged down by endless probes."
The party also claimed that Jonathan was having guilty conscience or was making such statements in order to be pitied when he leaves office.
”However, the hands of the incoming government will not be tied by those who have chosen to play the victim and exhibit a persecution mentality. Whoever has any reason to be afraid must lay bare such reason before Nigerians,” APC said.
The party claimed that the change that Nigerians have voted for will only make the guilty scared of their illicit actions when in public offices.
”The last time we checked, this does not fit the definition of persecution,” APC said.
The party expressed concern that Jonathan chose to express his fears in public despite all the private meeting he has been having with Buhari after the 2015 elections.
”Since the presidential election was won and lost, the President and the President-elect have met privately a number of times. Why didn’t President Jonathan express his apprehensions during these meetings?
”Even if the two have not met, the President could have reached out to the President-elect over any fears that he may be nursing, instead of engaging in an action that seems like he was being preemptive and seeking to curry public sympathy,” the party said.
APC, who further assured that Buhari will be preoccupied with the welfare and security of the Nigerian people, solicited support for the incoming administration as Nigeria faces a new future.
In a related development, President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed fear and uncertainty as to what becomes of his marriage to Dame Patience due to his acceptance of defeat at the just concluded presidential poll.