Jonathan’s Statement On The Ongoing $2.1billion Arms Deal Scandal

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Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has finally made some comments with respect to the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal scandal, which is currently a threat to the peace and economic stability of the nation, and has gotten prominent Nigerians captured in the net of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

An ebullient looking Dr. Jonathan, on Wednesday, January 27, in Switzerland, defended his administration and stated why he would not comment on the current arms probe scandal allegedly involving his National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, and some top politicians in the country.

Fmr President Goodluck Jonathan addresses UN Swiss press in Switzerland
Fmr President Goodluck Jonathan addresses UN Swiss press in Switzerland: Vanguard

Addressing a press conference in Geneva on Security, and Development in Africa, Dr. Jonthan maintained that he would not like to comment on the arms probe matter now because his comment could affect witnesses and the judicial proceeding that had been initiated by the current administration.

He said: “I would not like to comment now because the matter is in court. I cannot comment. Definitely, I will speak. My Comment now may affect witnesses and the judicial process.

“When I was President, I tried to build institutions like the Judiciary and separation of power and the electoral bodies. I should not be the one undermining the process.”

He also tweeted:

— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) January 27, 2016

My post presidential focus is advancing democracy and good governance in Africa

— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) January 27, 2016

Dr. Jonathan also attended to a host of issues such as the abduction of the Chibok Girls, Boko Haram, the economy and corruption.



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