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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Jonathan Responds To The Malabu Oil Deal Allegations Heaped On His Head

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the allegation that he received gratification to approve the controversial Malabu Oil transaction during his tenure.




In a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr. Jonathan said he did not send businessman Abubakar Aliyu or any other person to receive bribe on his behalf during or after the negotiation.

The former president also said he held no secret meeting with parties in the transaction at anytime.


Statement


Our attention has been drawn to news reports published mostly by online media which suggested through innuendo, rather than factual evidence, that former President Goodluck Jonathan received kickbacks in the $1.3bn OPL 245 oil block deal involving oil giants ENI and Royal Dutch Shell.

With regards to the publication, we wish to make it clear that former President Jonathan was not accused, indicted or charged for corruptly collecting any monies as kickbacks or bribes from ENI by the Italian authorities or any other law enforcement body the world over.

In the first place, we have to categorically state that the negotiations and transactions for the oil block deal predate the Presidency of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan which began on 6th May 2010 and ended on 29th May 2015.


It may interest those promoting this false narrative to know that all the documents relating to the transactions, issues and decisions of the Federal Government on the Malabo issue, during the Jonathan administration, are in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice.

As President of Nigeria, there is no doubt that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan met with executives of all the oil majors operating in Nigeria and urged them to, amongst other things, support the growth of the Nigerian oil industry by ramping up their investments and comply with the Local Content Act that he promoted and signed into law.

We however wish to state, for emphasis, that at no time did the former President hold private meetings with representatives of ENI to discuss pecuniary issues. All the meetings and discussions former President
Jonathan had with ENI, other IOCs and some indigenous operators were conducted officially, and in the presence of relevant Nigerian Government officials and were done in the best interest of the country.

We make bold to point out that the former President never sent any Abubakar Aliyu, as the innuendoes in the false report suggest, to ENI, the IOCs or any indigenous operator to seek favour or collect any gratification on his behalf.

We will like to point out for the umpteenth time that whether in office or out of office, former President Jonathan does not own any bank account, aircraft or real estate outside Nigeria. Anyone with contrary information is challenged to publicly publish same.

As the President who signed the Freedom of Information Act into law, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan lifted the veil on governance and encouraged transparency knowing that evil breeds in secrecy. It is the opinion of the former President that journalists and media houses should take advantage of this law in their investigative journalism, rather than rely on hearsay.

We hope that these clarifications will help guide future reports which should be factual.

Ikechukwu Eze

Media Adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan

(President 2010-2015)

from Premiumtimes



31 comments:

Suoebi(Niger delta finest) said...

Jona jona carry go nthin do u....they are trying to bring u down by all means but it won't work....

Poco Poco said...

Thats my presido... Setting the records straight.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

I knew you were innocent sir!...
Vuharia and his APC scam government want to use this to divert the attention of hungry Nigerians!,..
You are the best thing that has ever happend to Nigeria!...
We miss you sir!...

Rob said...

Ineffectual buffoon

becky naka said...

They just wanna frustrate this man.

Candice said...

They sha just want to bring this man down. If he was guilty of anything the other party would have brought him down. Now these Italian mofuks think they can try rubbish. Shioorrr

Eka Joy said...

I trust my ex boo na

code009 said...

Will Nigerian politicians make heaven? Too much lies and eneminity. I can't imagine patience Jonathan and Aisha Buhari on talking terms. It's well

Anonymous said...

But will he admit taking bribe in the first place. This response is what I expected- full of denial and blaming other people.

missylynn said...

Hmmmmm
Abegi leave Jonathan out of this saga oo

iam Owen said...

so Jonathan doesn't have any bank account or real estate outside the country?... only a naive person will believe dat.. to the main point sha... present evidence and facts not all this statement and press release...

DatUdiChic said...

Are u minding them haters my dear Hero? We know the truth Sir. Keep balling. Haters, how market? Feel free to perch under here to show him some love. Udo!😂

Isaacson said...

Don't mind them sir,they just want to tarnish your good image...they should come with proofs or concrete evidence if what they are saying is true nonsense

Dark Horse said...

All lies. No statement from a polititian is true

Uka Chidinma said...

you people should leave this man alone nah.

KIDJO said...

They re trying so hard to nail this man to a crime..Buhari welldone o.so na all these things make you dey travel travel abi..just to look for how to put wahala for Jonathan head , you had better go and address the killings in Southern Kaduna and other pressing issues instead of distracting Nigerians with your blame game.mtcheew..clueless baba

Arsenal Firstlady said...

Sweetheart is there any need of wasting your precious time answering this confused, useless, jobless fools buhari's and his evil incompetent morons? God will continue to bless for your sacrifice to Nigerians and God will punish everything that has to do with buhari including his wife and children for the kind of hardship and suffering he has inflicted on Nigerians.

Anonymous said...

You mean yourself and your entire generation???? Oh I see😂

Anonymous said...

Shame on Italy. Shame on buhari

Lilly simple said...

Intelligent cow
You're right?

Anonymous said...

Tiff tiff. For those of you who sympathise with this man just because he handed over,sorry. Doesn't change the fact that he ruined the country for your great great great grandchildren's generation. He is still a corrupt politician. I don't like buhari and i don't like him either.

Anonymous said...

Anon keep praising buhari,red oil is almost 30,000 in the market now 4 25litrs,some thing I used to buy 4,500,courtesy of buhari,keep deceiving urself

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is doomed...with dumb head people who sees this man as their hero, My hearth bleeds for our youth who has no direction or perspective in life.Thank God my kids would never be part of this doomed nation...I will raise my out generation away from that jungle...continue with your suffering and smiling my folks.

Anonymous said...

Who did he blame?

Anonymous said...

The people that accused him,did they present evidence and facts?

Anonymous said...

A hahaha haha. Please go easy on Rob. This name was generously bestowed on your "hero" by The Economist, an international magazine.

Arsenal Firstlady said...

Stupid anonymous. Show your hungry vulture face idiot. Your useless, good for nothing buhari is busy chasing rats while people are dying of hunger and starvation in this country that was not all blessed with milk and honey but was blessed with so much to eat with just a little. God punish buhari and idiots like you.

Iris Henry said...

Media trial all the time.we need facts not propaganda

Jenny zee said...

Lol na really ex boo, so u abandoned him abi

DonMayor �� said...

I don hear.

Obum said...

*heart

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