Ex-President Jonathan In Face-Off With Former Ministers Over Corruption Investigations

Advertisement

Sources close to the Former President Goodluck Jonathan say he and  some of his ex-Ministers are locked in a face-off over his reluctance to come to their defence in the ongoing corruption investigations.

These include those fingered in the $2.1 billion arms scandal, N23.29 poll cash and other financial frauds

Some of the ex-Ministers are said to be angry with Jonathan for allegedly abandoning them after they were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The former President is said to be shocked by revelations from the EFCC concerning some of them and wants the law to run its full course.

Also Read: Pat Utomi: Only 60 Persons Decide Nigeria’s Fortune

These Ex-Ministers want Jonathan to own up on the disbursement of the funds and open talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on plea bargain.

The source said:

Our camp has broken into two. The ex-President is on one side and the embattled ex-ministers is on the other. The cold war is a result of the ongoing arrest and trial of some former ministers and aides of Jonathan.



Some of the ex-ministers and aides are angry that Jonathan was not owning up or rising in their defence over the allegations levelled against them.

Some of them are feeling bad that Jonathan has neither hired lawyers to defend them nor met with President Muhammadu Buhari for plea bargain on some cases.

A few others accuse him of not taking care of their families while they were in detention

Meanwhile, all sides of the PDP divide are gearing up for the largest gathering of the  PDP faithful since the party’s 14-month leadership tussle between Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff was nipped in the bud by the Supreme Court on July 12, 2017.

Also Read: 2019 General Elections: How Political Parties Can Upstage Incumbent And Mega Parties

Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, ex-Vice President, Namadi Sambo, serving and ex-governors, ex-ministers, PDP members in both chambers of the National Assembly and Board of Trustees (BoT) members are expected at the convention.

Similarly, founding fathers of the party, ex-principal officers of the National Assembly, state chairmen, local government chairmen, party elders and all members nationwide, are also expected to attend.

Topics: