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Buhari ‘I’m not harassing Goodluck Jonathan’s family,’ President says

Buhari denied the claims via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

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President Muhammadu Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he’s not harassing the family of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan is said to have made the allegation in a book titled “Against the Run of Play” which was written by the Chairman of ThisDay’s Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi.

Buhari however denied the claims via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The statement reads:

“We make bold to state unequivocally that President Buhari harasses nobody; he merely allows the law to take its course.”

“For the umpteenth time, we say that anybody without a skeleton in his or her cupboard has nothing to fear about the bared fangs of the anti-corruption initiative. Fear belongs only to those who have abused trust while in office.

“Anybody who feels aggrieved is free to approach the courts to seek redress or justice. President Buhari believes in the rule of law and that is why his campaign against corruption is anchored on that plank.

 “With regard to President Buhari’s anti-graft style, which the former president deprecates, given the scale of revelations and recoveries so far by the anti-corruption agencies, it is obvious that corruption had an uninhibited course during our recent past.

“In any case, time will give the verdict on whose style of fighting corruption ultimately yielded the most dividends. For now, President Buhari is resolute and single-minded in the fact that his crusade against graft is not targeted at any individual or group.”

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Jonathan also said that he was defeated in 2015 because former US President, Barack Obama was determined to get him out of office.

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