16 Dec Thank God I am being celebrated despite corruption allegations against me’ – Goodluck Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed gratitude to God for being celebrated despite all the corruption allegations against him and members of his cabinet.
The Bayelsa-born politician, who spoke at the presentation of “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan”, a book written in his honour, thanked God for vindicating him, adding that the wrong perception about him is gradually changing.
“That is the problem myself and some members of my cabinet are still suffering since the beginning of this administration when we were all tagged, corrupt people,” he said.
“But I thank God that people can come together to celebrate me today. It is God. Otherwise, I would have been completely buried.”
Speaking further, Jonathan recalled how he was advised to sack a former Director-general of the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, Aruma Oteh, in 2012 to avoid trouble with the House of Representatives.
‘Sacking Oteh at that point would have killed her political career, I took that decision because I was convinced she was not corrupt.”
“If I had sacked her undeservedly that may have been the end of her career with the World Bank.”