Arms deal: Jonathan speaks

FORMER president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has
said the time is not yet appropriate for him to
react to the allegations that his government
abused funds meant for the procurement of
arms.
The current administration has launched a
probe, which led to the arrest of former
National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel
Sambo Dasuki (retd) and some officials of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
They were accused of diverting security funds
for Jonathan’s re-election campaign and there
had been pressure on the former president to
speak out over this.
But, in series of messages on his Twitter
handle, @Jonathan, who was holding a press
conference in Geneva, Switzerland, said he
would react to the issue when the time is ripe.
“My voice will certainly be heard at the
appropriate time regarding the alleged arms
funds mismanagement,” he tweeted.
“I would not want to interfere with the
proceeding by the judicial system that my
administration worked tirelessly to strengthen.
“My post-presidential focus is advancing
democracy and good governance in Africa. If
we do not spend billions to educate Africa’s
youths today, we will spend it fighting
insecurity tomorrow,” he added. Culled: Tribune

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