The camp of former President Goodluck Jonathan has hit back at the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, after he alleged that there was grand corruption during the immediate past administration.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, had on Thursday attacked the former PDP government at a Book Presentation Held at the State House Conference Center, Abuja, accusing the former President of having institutionalized corruption during his administration.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, at a book presentation held at the State House Conference Center, Abuja.
He further stressed that the Jonathan administration won gold medal in corruption and that if the administration had remained in power, Boko Haram would have taken more territory and devoured more people, while the nation would surely have been divided.
So much money grew feet and ran away faster than Usain Bolt ever could. That which could have been spent on national development was squandered in ways that would cause the devil to blush.
“One minister and her rogues’ gallery picked the pocket of this nation for billions of dollars. While poor at governance, these people could give a master thief lessons in the sleight of hand.
In governance, they earned a red card but in corruption, they won the gold medal, he had said.
However, Jonathan’s former special assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, disagreed with the APC national leader, recalling that Jonathan received good ratings on anti-corruption from renowned internal bodies.
In a statement, he said:-
Nigeria moved from 144 to 136 in Transparency International‘s annual Corruption Perception Index In 2014 under the Jonathan administration.