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Goodluck Jonathan Oba of Lagos says ex-president not totally at fault for corruption

Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be mindful of the fact that he’s no longer a soldier.

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Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has said that former president, Goodluck Jonathan is not totally to blame for the corruption of the past.

Oba Akiolu also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be mindful of the fact that he’s no longer a soldier.

The monarch made the comments on Monday, August 15, 2016, during the unveiling of SunTrust Bank Limited in Lagos, Punch reports.

“All of us just have to support the President and I advise him to know that he is no more a military man. I am not afraid to say that,” Oba Akiolu said.

“The measures they are taking on the rot of the past, honestly whether they like it or not, it was not totally the fault of former President Goodluck Jonathan. I don’t hide the fact that he (Jonathan) is my personal friend,” he added.

Buhari has made the fight against corruption a priority and his administration has gone after many former public officials who have been accused of looting.

Jonathan, on June 6, admitted that he was being investigated by the Buhari government.

“Obviously, I’m being investigated. I wouldn’t want to make certain comments because, when a government is working, it’s not proper for immediate past presidents to make certain statements,” the former president told Bloomberg TV.

“I will allow the government to do the work it is supposed to do. I wouldn’t want to make serious comments on that, it’s not proper. After all these investigations, the whole stories will be properly chronicled. I’ve just left office, and I should allow the President and his team to do what they believe is good for the country,” he added.

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Jonathan also denied claims that he left behind an empty treasury.

The Buhari administration has constantly blamed Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for many of the country’s current problems.

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