Reports about the possibility of former President Goodluck Jonathan going on exile has been dismissed by his close associate, Senator Nimi Bariagha Amang, who said the report is untrue.
Senator Amange discribed the report as the figment of the imagination of the writer.
It had been reported that the former President had gone on exile to avoid a possible arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over some alleged shady deals under his presidency.
However, in an interview with Vanguard, Senator Amange said there is nothing like that.
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“I spoke with the former President on Friday. He told me that he was going to London to spend some time with his children. He did not indicate that he was under any stress and did not tell me that he was going on exile. What he said was that he would have loved to be at the Peoples Democratic Party convention in Port Harcourt but he couldn’t make it because he needed to be with his children. He told me that he was in touch with the leaders of the party across board and assured me that the crisis in the party would be resolved. It is not true that he is on exile”, Amange said.
According to him, the former President had no reason to go on exile because he served his country creditably and should be commended and not condemned.
“The president has no reason to go on exile. He has not committed any offence. Please ignore the report about his exile. He will certainly come back to the country when he is through with spending time with his children” he said.
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