I am not on exile – Ex President debunks report
The former President also confirmed that he was in the United states for a while, adding that he had no reason to leave Nigeria.
ThisDay published a report that the former President ran to Cote d’Ivoire, after getting hints that he might be arrested if he returns to Nigeria.
Jonathan, on Monday, May 23, 2016, placed a phone call to ThisDay and said he was resting in Cote d’Ivoire.
GEJ said “Yes 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.
“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.”
Various people have called for the arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan following revelations from those arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), claiming he was aware of the disbursement of huge sums of money.
PDP chieftain, Olisa Metuh allegedly collected N400m from the former President.
Also, several close associates of former President Jonathan have been indicted, and some have refunded various sums of money.
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