A new press report says that Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has recently issued a statement denying that he was allegedly given bulletproof cars and a ₦300million gift by the Bayelsa state APC. Ikechukwu Eze, the former president’s media adviser issued the statement where he described the allegations about the purported gifts as malicious and false.
Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, through his media advisor, denies receiving bulletproof car gifts from APC
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Below is a portion of the statement released by the former president’s media adviser to condemn the false allegations;
"Our attention has been drawn to a malicious and false story planted in the social media by APC Reformation Forum, a nebulous group that claims kinship with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, calling on the former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to refund N300 million and bulletproof cars given to him by David Lyon, the APC candidate in the last governorship election.
"In the first place, there was no reason for APC or anybody else to offer money and vehicles to the former President for logistics over an inauguration programme in which he was not involved. "We make bold to state that there is no vehicle in the possession of former president Jonathan given to him by the All Progressive Congress. This is an insufferable lie. If anyone on earth knows of such a vehicle, they should expose the particulars of the said vehicle to the public."
"We condemn in entirety this growing culture of sustained falsehood against the person and family of Dr Jonathan by shady and shadowy characters. We urge Bayelsans and Nigerians to disregard the story as it contains no grain of truth.
"It is a poor script written with the intention of causing distrust and inciting Bayelsans against themselves. What Bayelsa needs now is peace, unity and progress, and not this noxious orgy of mud-slinging and mischief-making."
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Bulletproof cars used by Goodluck Jonathan
It should be noted that when Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was the president of Nigeria, he was officially entitled and used the presidential convoy which consists of 30 luxury cars. Among this presidential convoy are two bulletproof Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans which he used during official outings for protection. One of the bulletproof cars will usually be a decoy while the other would convey him as he was the president back then.
Goodluck Jonathan also rode in a fully armored Range Rover SUV and a BMW 730Ld during his reign as president of Nigeria but all these expensive bulletproof cars belong presidential fleet and not him personally.
So, until his accusers are able to present proof that he personally received bulletproof car gifts and ₦300million from Bayelsa APC’s David Lyon, nothing can be ascertained for now.
Can Goodluck Jonathan afford bulletproof cars as of this year 2020?
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