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Goodluck Jonathan ‘Africa appreciates me but Nigeria doesn’t value me,’ Ex-president says

Jonathan made the comment after he was rumoured to have escaped to Cote d’Ivoire to avoid being arrested for money laundering.

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

(Telegraph UK)

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said that he is being praised all over Africa but Nigeria doesn’t value him.

Jonathan made the comment after he was rumoured to have escaped to Cote d’Ivoire to avoid being arrested for money laundering.

“I am not in exile. I am here resting. I am in Cote d’Ivoire, I have been here for a week resting and this is my second trip to the country since I stepped down as president,” Jonathan said according to ThisDay.

“I have no reason to leave Nigeria. I have made sacrifices for Nigeria. I am praised all over Africa for averting bloodshed and for the peaceful transition from one government to another, but it seems Nigeria does not appreciate my efforts.

“I have done my best for this country and if I have to die for it, I will do so. However, I am taking it easy here (Cote d’Ivoire) and when I am ready, I will come back,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it will invite Jonathan for questioning when it gets evidence against him.

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