Confusion hit Goodluck Jonathan’s camp over N3.1b Fraud #Beekhaybee

– Goodluck Jonathan reportedly insisted
that he will not bail out any minister or
public officer involved in the deal
– Some members of the committee have
also threatened to reveal other public
funds made available which were diverted
by some stalwarts of the party

Ebele Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan looking
confused
Reports says confusion has hit the camp of
ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the
N3.1 billion allegedly shared by six Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) chiefs.
Recall that beneficiaries named so far
include a former Minister of Aviation, Chief
Femi Fani-Kayode (N840m); a former
Secretary to the Government of the
Federation and leader of the Social
Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae(N100m);
Mrs. (N36.9m); a former Imo State
Governor, Chief Achike Udenwa and a
former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,
Viola Onwuliri(N350m) and Okey Ezenwa
(N100m).
The EFCC said it uncovered how N3.145b
was paid into the accounts of six PDP
chieftains and the Goodluck Support Group
(GSG) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
in the build-up to the last presidential
elections.
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Fresh report says some of the beneficiaries
ran to Dr Jonathan but he insisted that he
will not bail out any minister or public
officer involved in the deal.
According to The Nation newspaper which
quoted a top source said: “There is
confusion in Jonathan’s camp. Many top
members of the campaign committee were
dazed that such huge cash was shared
without any general information.
“Some of them have volunteered to testify
against some of the beneficiaries if the EFCC
digs deeper. They have been threatening to
expose other dirty deals.
“Also, ex-President Jonathan has stayed
away from the matter. One of the
beneficiaries went to the ex-President for a
bailout but the former leader said he will
‘not assist anybody but they should go and
return whatever was given to them’.
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“The beneficiary was said to have diverted
N500million out of the N2billion, which he
was to remit to the committee. He only gave
out N1.5billion. The case of some public
officers involved in the deal was worse
because the former President has asked
everyone to bear his or her own cross.
“As it is now, those given the cash will have
to look for ways to refund it.”
Also, some members of the committee have
also threatened to reveal other public funds
made available which were diverted by
some stalwarts of the party.
Recall that a former minister has sneaked
out of the country as investigation into the
source of the N3.145b fund of the campaign
of former President Goodluck Jonathan
closes in.

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