Indications emerged on Friday that the Presidency has begun a probe of the leakage of the telephone conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Tuesday March 31st.
President Jonathan had at 5.15 pm, called Buhari, winner of last Saturday’s presidential polls on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to concede defeat and congratulate him.
However, two days after the call, an audio file of the conversation found its way to the public domain in what a presidency source described as serious security breach.
The source, who pleaded anonymity while confirming the probe, said the action has caused the seat of power serious embarrassment.
The source explained that the probe is to ascertain whether the recording was leaked from the presidency or was made public from Buhari’s camp.
The source further disclosed that should it be confirmed that it was leaked from the presidency, those found culpable will face appropriate sanction
“Definitely, unauthorised release of a raw recording of the president’s telephone conversation, if from our (Presidency’s) end is a security breach that cannot go without being investigated”, the source said.