The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the interrogation of former President Goodluck Jonathan for the alleged looting that took place under his watch.
The Lagos APC made the call in reaction to a statement made by the former President to the effect that the detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, could not have stolen the much bandied $2.1billion arms fund.
According to a statement issued by the publicity secretary of the party, Joe Igbokwe, the APC said Jonathan was treating Nigerians with contempt by defending Dasuki.
The statement contended, that “By Jonathan’s defence of Sambo Dasuki, we believe time has come for the security agencies to pick up Jonathan to tell the nation all that he knows of the many cases of corruption that happened under him.”
Igbokwe further said: “Even as we concede that Jonathan is on a desperate bid to rehabilitate himself, we wouldn’t believe that a former President should be so contemptuous of the intelligence of Nigerians as to give the kind of defence he gave to Sambo Dasuki.
“We wonder what Jonathan makes of the horrid details that are emanating from the Dasukigate issue with shocking evidences, confessions and even refunds made by those that participated in that monumental corruption.
“To claim that Dasuki and his partners did not steal the arms purchase fund reveals the inner beliefs of Jonathan.
“One would have expected Jonathan to be cautious in seeking to advance very childish and inadmissible exculpation of his subordinates for glaring acts of corruption. We had expected that Jonathan would have striven to water down the lowly impression held of him by Nigerians and the international community by not deciding to be so patronising to clear cases of corruption by his subordinates”, the party stated.
sources: Ripples Nigeria.