Buhari’s Corruption Figures Staggering, Untrue – Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Washington, United States faulted claims made by President Muhammadu Buhari during his recent visit to the United States that $150 billion was lost to corruption in Nigeria under previous administrations.
He also said that some of the corruption allegations against his administration were grossly exaggerated.
Jonathan, who spoke in the United States on Thursday at an event titled: “Presidential Elections and Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Case Studies on Nigeria and Tanzania” and co-hosted by National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said in as much as he would not join issues with the new government, the figures made public were staggering and untrue.
“Corruption is now used for political campaign. During the first visit of President Buhari to the United States, he said that about $150 billion was lost to corruption, though he didn’t mention me, he said by previous administrations. The figures are staggering and untrue, another governor said someone stole a million barrel of oil per day”.
Jonathan stated that like most governments around the world, there might have been issues of corruption during his time as President.
However, he maintained that the story was being unnecessarily embellished, adding that there are ongoing investigations and court processes that would establish the truth.
NEWS: Former President Goodluck Jonathan faulted claims by President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the US that $150 billion was lost to corruption in Nigeria under previous administrations
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