The Presidency has reacted to claims of former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido that former President Goodluck Jonathan traded off Bayelsa to the All Progressives Congress after being blackmailed by the present administration.
Recall that Sule Lamido in an interview with The Sun newspaper alleged that Jonathan betrayed the PDP in Bayelsa because the federal government is “blackmailing him” over Malabu issue.
Former President Goodluck who reacted to Sule Lamido’s claim earlier described it as absurd and deliberately designed as a form of blackmail. He also expressed regret that former Jigawa State Governor will join the ‘irresponsible orchestra’ that he was responsible for the PDP’s loss in the last governorship election in Bayelsa state.
Reacting to the heated exchange between the Goodluck Jonathan and Sule Lamido, President Buhari’s spokesperson Garba Shehu described the former Jigawa Governor’s claim as “false and irresponsible” and also wondered why it was given newspaper coverage.
“It just doesn’t make any sense,’’ Shehu said people who make wild allegations during interviews should be made to produce the facts backing their claims by editors. A newspaper can be sued for granting space to people who belch false allegations against individuals with no proof.”
Shehu added that there are more reasons for Jonathan to work against his party without President Buhari interfering.
“Anyone who has been following the politics of Bayelsa State should be aware of the sour relationship between Dr. Jonathan and the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson. That’s more than enough reason for the former president to decide to work against his party, if indeed he did.
“We really must stop this habit of blaming President Buhari for everything, including issues that are not his business” he said.