Jonathan opens up on collecting N300m bribe, cars from David Lyon

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has denied a report that he collected money and cars from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support its candidate, David Lyon in the last governorship election in Bayelsa.

Jonathan in a statement released on Wednesday and signed by his Spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, denied such claims that he received N300 million or bulletproof cars to support Lyon as alleged in some reports making the rounds.

The former president described the allegations as inciting and an insufferable lie.

The statement read: “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.

“It is a poor script written with the intention of causing distrust and inciting Bayelsans against themselves.

“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.”

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