3 Facts We Learnt From APC’s Response To GEJ’s Fear Of Prosecution
Following the much publicised ‘feared of prosecution’ comment by President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says playing victim will not deter the incoming government from doing what it has to do.
As always, the APC issued a statement to the effect in Abuja on Monday through its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.
Here are 3 things we learnt from the statement:
1. Buhari’s government will probe Jonathan if necessary
“That the President-elect is a man of integrity is not an issue for debate, and he has made it clear that he will not be bogged down by endless probes. However, the hands of the incoming government will not be tied by those who have chosen to play the victim and exhibit a persecution mentality. Whoever has any reason to be afraid must lay bare such reason before Nigerians.”
2. Jonathan should only be afraid, if he’s guilty
“It said that under the climate of change that Nigerians have ushered in with their votes, only the guilty needs to be afraid, and those with a guilty conscience, on account of their actions in the public sphere, must clear such so they can be at peace with themselves. The last time we checked, this does not fit the definition of persecution.”
3. Jonathan should have discussed his fears with Buhari, and not the world
“Since the presidential election was won and lost, the President and the President-elect have met privately a number of times. Why didn’t President Jonathan express his apprehensions during these meetings? Even if the two have not met, the President could have reached out to the President-elect over any fears that he may be nursing, instead of engaging in an action that seems like he was being preemptive and seeking to curry public sympathy.”