The presidency has denied reports that the Buhari-administration is harassing Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan and his family.
“We make bold to state unequivocally that President Buhari harasses nobody; he merely allows the law to take its course,” Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in response to a report which claimed that Jonathan accused Buhari of harassing him in his new book.
“For the umpteenth time, we say that anybody without 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.”
Adesina defended the President’s anti-graft war, saying that he remains committed to the mandate given to him by Nigerians.
“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. He firmly believes that national interest must always be placed above personal interest, no matter who is involved.”