Ex-president denies buying £15M UK property

Jonathan’s denial was made in response to an article in the UK Sun which alleged that he had bought a property in St George’s Hill in Weybridge, Surrey.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

The former president made the denial via a statement issued by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze.

The statement reads in part:

“Nothing could be further from the truth. Dr Goodluck Jonathan takes pride in the fact that he does not have any property or accounts outside Nigeria. He stated this publicly while in office and his commitment to Nigeria’s economy remains total even after he left power.”

“As the Nigerian President who signed the Freedom of Information bill into law, Dr Jonathan is well aware that the United Kingdom is a nation with good record keeping at county and national levels and as such, it will not take a serious and responsible media long to verify ownership of property before rushing to the press with potentially libellous publications.”

“It is hoped that this publication will correct its error and do a retraction and that other media will likewise follow up on this story to put the lie to the details it contains.”

The Sun article was written by its former editor, Kelvin Mackenzie.

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