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Lagos APC slams Jonathan for his defence of Sambo Dasuki

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Lagos APC lambasted Jonathan for claiming that his former NSA, Sambo Dasuki did not steal $2.1b arms purchase fund for which he is facing prosecution

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has lambasted the former President, Goodluck Jonathan for claiming that his former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki did not steal the $2.1 billion arms purchase fund for which he is presently facing prosecution. 

In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that by that claim, Jonathan has proved beyond doubts that he knew everything about the arms purchase scandal as well as the many other hair-raising corruption cases that happened in his regime, contrary to the picture he creates among Nigerians. 

In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said there should be a limit to defending such hefty corruption acts, which greatly compromised the nation’s security and led to the loss of thousands of precious Nigerian lives. 

It cautions Jonathan not to continue to play on the intelligence of Nigerians, still smarting from the horrendous cases of corruption that were perpetrated under him.

“Even as we concede that Jonathan is on a desperate bid to rehabilitate himself, we wouldn’t believe that a former president should be so contemptuous of the intelligence of Nigerians as to give the kind of defence he gave to Sambo Dasuki. 

“We wonder what Jonathan makes of the horrid details that are emanating from the Dasukigate issue with shocking evidences, confessions and even refunds made by those that participated in that monumental corruption.

“To claim that Dasuki and his partners did not steal the arms purchase fund reveals the inner beliefs of Jonathan and explains that he is intrinsically webbed to corruption. 

“Even while he is perceived as pathologically corrupt and his regime seen as the most corrupt in Nigeria’s chequered history, one would have expected Jonathan to be cautious in seeking to advance very childish and inadmissible exculpation of his subordinates for glaring acts of corruption. 

“We had expected that Jonathan would have striven to water down the lowly impression held of him by Nigerians and the international community by not deciding to be so patronising to clear cases of corruption by his subordinates. 

“But with each day, Jonathan continues to baffle by his chameleonic acts. 

“By Jonathan’s cheap defence of Sambo Dasuki, we believe time has come for the security agencies to pick up Jonathan to tell the nation all that he knows of the many cases of corruption that happened under him. 

“We think that Jonathan knows more than he admits about the unseemly corruption that he presided over and should be brought in for questioning. 

“We don’t believe anything shields Jonathan from prosecution for corruption as we believe it is becoming indefensible for Jonathan to pretend he was innocent of the corrupt acts of his subordinates. 

“While we condemn Jonathan’s cheeky defence of Dasuki, even in the face of monumental damning evidences, we want to state that the anti-corruption war is incomplete until Jonathan is prosecuted.

“He continually proves by such defence of his corrupt subordinates that he knew everything that transpired in his corruption-ridden regime.”

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