Buhari’s govt harassing my family, Northern leaders betrayed me – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan believes that his family is being hounded by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Jonathan
also said he lost the 2015 election because he was betrayed by the
former National

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu
Muazu, and some Northern leaders in the party.
Jonathan, who made
his feelings known in a book: “Against The Run of Play,” written by the
Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, said Buhari could
still fight corruption using a different style.
He said: “I feel sad about the way my family is being hounded.
“Society
is like a building. You build it one block at a time. If every
president decides to go in to dismantle what his predecessor did,
society will never make progress. I expected President Buhari to correct
whatever mistakes I may have made and then carry on from there.
“But a situation in which people go into exile for political reasons is not good for us.

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“His
style of fighting corruption is different from mine and since most
Nigerians apparently prefer his style, it is okay. There are steps you
take that will help in retrieving ill-gotten wealth and punish offenders
while restoring confidence in the system. But there are also things you
can do to damage the system.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission got the court to freeze $5,842,316.66 (about N1.7 billion)
belonging to Dame Patience Jonathan in Skye Bank.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on April 6 unfreezed the account.
The EFCC appealed, but on Tuesday withdrew its application for a stay of execution of the judgment.
The Presidency declined to react to former president’s claim on the anti-graft crusade.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said that he could not comment on the contents of a book he has not read.
On
the 2015 poll, Jonathan said: “I felt really betrayed by the result
coming from some northern states. Perhaps for ethnic purposes, even
security agents colluded with the opposition to come up with spurious
results against me. You saw the way the Inspector General of Police, a
man I appointed, suddenly turned himself into the ADC to Buhari
immediately after the election.
“How could we have lost Ondo,
Benue and Plateau States if our people were committed to the cause? If
you examine the results, you will see a pattern: in places where
ordinarily we were strong, our supporters did not show enough commitment
to mobilise the voters.
“What happened was very sad not for me as a person, but for our democracy.
“Take,
for instance, the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu. I believe
he joined in the conspiracy against me. For reasons best known to him,
he helped to sabotage the election in favour of the opposition.”

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