It amounts to a clear case of witch-hunting if anyone carries out a probe on just my administration without extending it to previous other governments, President Goodluck Jonathan revealed on Wednesday, May 27 at the Valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council.
The President also mentioned the issue of the current fuel scarcity, calling it a deliberate plan to collapse his government in spite of just a few days to go.
He invariably asked the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to beam the searchlight on past administrations given that basing the probe on just his regime would be nothing other than witch-hunting. In these words he summed up the probe issues making the rounds;
“Some people are even calling for the probe of this government, I agree in Nigeria there are a number of things that we will probe, very many things. Even debts owed by states and this nation from 1960 up to this time they say it is Jonathan’s administration that is owing all the debt.”
“I believe that anybody calling for probe must also ensure that these probes are extended beyond the Jonathan administration, otherwise, to me, it will be a witch-hunt. If you are very sincere you will agree that it is not just Jonathan’s administration that should be probed.
“A number of things have gone wrong and we have done our best to fix them. The Attorney-General is aware of massive judgment debts; if we aggregate all of them it is almost $1 billion. But how did we come to this kind of huge judgment debts? These issues should be probed. Do we follow our laws when we allocate our oil wells, oil fields, and marginal wells? All these should be probed and I believe all these and many more areas should be looked at,” he held.