Why I Have Been Silent About Nigeria Situation -- Jonathan Speaks


The immediate past Nigeria president, Goodluck ebele jonathan, yesterday at Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, said it is unsafe to talk about events and situation of things in Nigeria now.

The former president has also been reluctant to comment on some of the corruption allegations against him, his aides, ministers and some of his party men.

Nigeria's President, Mohammadu Buhari has been harsh in his fight against corruption, and has had most of Jonathan's men quizzed by the anti-graft agencies. It is expected that Jonathan will offer some explanation to dispel the heavy charge of corruption against him and his government. But the ex-President in pleading his constraints, said so much by saying nothing.

Jonathan who was a special guest of honour at the presentation of staff of office to the 26th Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro Gbaraun II Aketekpe, Agadagba, said the country is passing through serious challenges and that making comments now about it is not the best thing to do.

He said Gbaramatu has been so associated with violence and militancy that most people would not believe that such a ceremony would be held peacefully in the kingdom. Jonathan said Nigeria is a country of resilient people and that the challenges facing the country would soon be over.


The former President lauded the Pere of Gbaramatu and urged the monarch to use his traditional stool to enthrone peace in the kingdom.

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