President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday stated that any planned probe of past governments limited to only his administration would be a witch-hunt, and therefore called for any such planned act to be extended to other past administrations.
In an apparent reference to repeated calls for the probe of his government, Jonathan who was speaking at the valedictory session to mark the last meeting of the outgoing Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said “People are calling for probe and this should not be limited to my government. Other governments before me must also be probed; otherwise, it will be witch-hunting,” he stated.
Jonathan’s living predecessors include Buhari’s former military colleagues, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Generals Abdulsalmi Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida.
He also reminded those calling for a probe of his administration to also call for a probe into the manner oil wells and fields were allocated in the past.
Former defence minister, Gen T.Y. Danjuma had in Takum, Plateau State, last weekend called on the incoming administration to probe how the country ran into a debt profile of over $60billion.
Jonathan further clarified that he had yet to dissolve the present cabinet since all his ministers would attend the inauguration dinner today (Thursday) in their official capacity.
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