Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he didn’t receive money or cars from the All Progressives Congress (APC) or members of the party.
The former president made this known in a statement on Wednesday, stressing that he did not receive N300 million or bulletproof cars from David Lyon, the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa, as was alleged.
In the statement which he made via Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, Jonathan said the APC Reformation Forum was responsible for the false claims.
His spokesperson quoted the group as calling on Jonathan to “refund N300 million and bulletproof cars given to him by David Lyon, the APC candidate in the last governorship election”.
He said, “In the first place, there was no reason for APC or anybody else to offer money and vehicles to the former President for logistics over an inauguration programme in which he was not involved. ”
“We make bold to state that there is no vehicle in the possession of former President Jonathan given to him by the All Progressive Congress. This is an insufferable lie. If anyone on earth knows of such a vehicle, they should expose the particulars of the said vehicle to the public.
“The claim by this group is, therefore, nothing but a fairy-tale scripted to tarnish the good reputation of the former President whom Nigerians and the rest of the world hold in very high esteem.”
Eze added that the allegation is a part of a “growing culture of sustained falsehood” against Jonathan and his family.
“It is a poor script written with the intention of causing distrust and inciting Bayelsans against themselves,” he said.
“What Bayelsa needs now is peace, unity and progress, and not this noxious orgy of mud-slinging and mischief-making.
“As far as we are concerned, the Bayelsa elections have been won and lost at the polls and the courts; we, therefore, urge all groups to accept the transition in good faith.”