Apol­o­gise to Nige­ri­ans, VON DG tells Jonathan

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

The Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Voice of Nige­ria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has asked for­mer Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan to apol­o­gise to Nige­ri­ans over the com­ments he made on how he han­dled cor­rup­tion dur­ing his ten­ure.

Jonathan was quoted on Sat­ur­day as say­ing that “Though we didn’t com­pletely plug the loop­holes in the fight against cor­rup­tion, but we did well.”

He made the re­marks at the PDP Spe­cial Non-Elec­tive Con­ven­tion, held in Abuja.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Okechukwu said rather than plug­ging loop­holes of cor­rup­tion, Jonathan only suc­ceeded in open­ing them wider.

“He should apol­o­gize to Nige­ri­ans whom he be­trayed for not be­ing trans­par­ent,” he said.

“I was out­raged when I heard him pro­claim that PDP will re­turn to power in 2019 be­cause of the hunger and poverty rav­aging the coun­try,” he added.

The VON DG, who said the econ­omy could have col­lapsed if Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari didn’t come to the res­cue, added that Jonathan re­lied on “voodoo eco­nomic records” which rated the Nige­rian econ­omy higher than that of in­dus­tri­alised South Africa.

“I re­gret demon­strat­ing on Abuja streets in 2010 with oth­ers as a mem­ber of the de­funct Save Nige­ria Group, for him to be made ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­dent,” he said.

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