Jonathan’s Kinsman urged Buhari to him says he conceded defeat to cover up atrocities committed in office
A kinsman of immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan and leader of All Progressives Congress, Bayelsa State, Mr. Godwin Sidi, has said that Jonathan conceded defeat to cover up his atrocities in office.
Sidi, who was the Interim Secretary of the defunct New PDP, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the former President.
Speaking at a news conference with journalists in Yenagoa on Friday, he berated those commending Jonathan for conceding, saying the former President had no other choice but to do so as he called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to commence the probe of Jonathan over the whereabouts of the Chibok girls.
“Jonathan’s conceding defeat is a ploy to cover up political atrocities he committed while in office,” he stated.
In a separate report by PUNCH, Sidi accused the former President of taking the possession of property seized from a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieseigha. Alamieseigha was impeached in 2005 by the state House of Assembly and later convicted for money laundering, paving way for Jonathan to become the governor of the state.
His property, home and abroad, was confiscated and returned to the state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. While as a President, Jonathan, who always refers to Alamieseigha as his benefactor, granted state pardon in controversial circumstances to his former boss.
But Sidi revealed that some of the property seized from the former governor were in the possession of the former President.
He claimed that Jonathan took possession of one of the seized buildings of Alamieseigha at Maitama, Abuja, and later handed it over to his political associate and friend, who is a monarch in Bayelsa. He also accused Jonathan of confiscating a 5-series bulletproof BMW car bought as a birthday gift for Alamieseigha by a friend.
Sidi, therefore, gave the former President 72 hours to return Alamieseigha’s property in his possession or face a lawsuit.
He further asked the National Assembly to compel Jonathan to give account of the whereabouts of the Chibok girls since he was the Chief Security Officer of the country when they were taken away by terrorists.
He said his group had concluded plans to drag the ex-President to the International Court of Justice over the Chibok girls.