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President Jonathan Kicks against Limiting Probe to His Regime


By Ibidapo Balogun

Seemingly penitent President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming President Muhammadu Buhari administration against limiting probe to his regime, saying such would be counter productive.

He welcomed a probe of his regime but said probing only his administration would amount to witch-hunting his regime.

He said he and his ministers had tried the best within the situation they found themselves.

He said his administration had experienced some strange strikes like the one by university teachers, which was the longest in the country, lasting six months and the recent one by the oil marketers few days to the end of his regime, which he attributed to sabotage.

There have been strident calls by many Nigerians for a probe of the Jonathan regime given the parlous state of the economy.

Among those who have called for a probe of the Jonathan administration which comes to an end on Friday is former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd).

The handling of the fuel subsidy palaver and the sale of power plants with the concomitant breakdown in power supply are some of the reasons why many have called for a probe of the Jonathan regime.

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has not issued a categorical statement over the probe of Jonathan regime but there are indications to that effect.

But President Jonathan said on Wednesday in Abuja that singling out his administration for probe would not help matters, saying in order to understand some of the issues and developments in the country, the probe should extend beyond his regime.

The president also said he was yet to dissolve the Federal Executive Council and that members of the Council would be attending inauguration dinner tomorrow in their official capacities.



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