Goodluck Jonathan ‘Buhari won’t persecute President,’ APC says

Jonathan said, during a thanksgiving service held in his honour on Sunday, May 10, 2015, that he expects Buhari to persecute him.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the incoming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will not persecute anyone.

Jonathan said, during a thanksgiving service held in his honour on Sunday, May 10, 2015, that he expects Buhari to persecute him.

The APC also said that Buhari would not waste time on endless probes.

This was contained in a statement released by APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed on Monday, May 11.

The statement reads:

"That the President-elect is a man of integrity is not an issue for debate, and he has made it clear that he will not be bogged down by endless probes.”

"However, the hands of the incoming government will not be tied by those who have chosen to play the victim and exhibit a persecution mentality. Whoever has any reason to be afraid must lay bare such reason before Nigerians. The last time we checked, this does not fit the definition of persecution.

"Since the presidential election was won and lost, the President and the President-elect have met privately a number of times. Why didn’t President Jonathan express his apprehensions during these meetings? ”Even if the two have not met, the President could have reached out to the President-elect over any fears that he may be nursing, instead of engaging in an action that seems like he was being pre-emptive and seeking to curry public sympathy.”

Jonathan had also warned his ministers and aides to expect persecution also due to their connection with him.

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