Jonathan Campaign Dismisses ACN On Plot To Arrest Tinubu
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 08, (THEWILL) - The Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation has dismissed the allegations by Alhaji Lai Mohammed of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) that President Jonathan was plotting the arrest of Senator Bola Tinubu and that six PDP governors were made to donate 500 million naira each to the president’s campaign.
In a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Sully Abu, the organization frowned at the recent penchant of politicians to broadcast total fabrications in the garb of ‘revelations’.
The ploy, said Abu, was to pile up one lie over the other with the hope that something murky would stick.
Describing Alhaji Mohammed’s allegations as similar to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s “tissue of lies”, Abu wondered under what financial sub-heads the monies allegedly taken from states’ coffers would have been released.
“The problem with some politicians is that they imagine that others are as corrupt and desperate as they are”, said Abu .
He called on the security agencies to investigate Mohammed’s “outrageous claims” that “1 billion dollars have been secretly and hurriedly shared out to the states from the excess crude oil accounts, just to secure support for President Jonathan and give his backers the necessary war chest needed to fight ahead of April’s election.”
Abu stressed that no amount of blackmail or wicked propaganda would distract President Jonathan from his focused march to keep a date with Destiny in the 2011 elections.
Lai Mohammed had in a press conference on January 7th alleged that his party heard from ‘good authority’ that President Jonathan seems to have finally succumbed to pressure by signing on to a plot to ‘use the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice to look for any offence, no matter how flimsy, to get Tinubu arrested and prosecuted - just to put him away.’
Alhaji Mohammed added that: ‘We understand that if he (Attorney General) eventually capitulate under pressure, he may sign a warrant for Tinubu’s arrest anytime from now.’ He also alleged that: ‘Six of the PDP state Governors recently contributed 3 billion Naira for his campaign, at a time that Nigerians are barely making ends meet, that roads are becoming more and more impassable and hospitals are not even up to consulting clinics! Yet no one has set the EFCC/ICPC after those behind what amounts to using our commonwealth to satisfy the whims and caprice of one man.’