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Presidency denies probing Obasanjo's administration

By The Citizen

Presidency Monday said that it was not investigating the administration of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and never intended to do so.

Reacting to a statement credited to Obasanjo, which challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to probe him (Obasanjo) instead of his aides, the Presidency said there was no time it said it was probing ministers that served under Obasanjo.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, said: 'I believe former President Obasanjo expressed his fears. Mr. President has never said that he was going to probe Ezekwesili or any other minister that served under Obasanjo.

Gulak said that it was even the Jonathan administration that had been consistently probed by the Nationally Assembly.

'This government has always been under serious probe. The National Assembly has been doing their duty in probing this government. Let it be clear that this government has never said that Ezekwesili will be probed,' Gulak stressed.