Former Commonwealth Secretary,Chief Emeka Anyaoku has reportedly been sent by ex president Goodluck Jonathan to plead with the current President to stop the planned probe of his financial records.
According to SaharaReporters, the former Commonwealth Secretary, Chief Emeka Anyaoku was mandated by ex President Jonathan to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to halt the launch of an official probe of his administration. It should be recalled that the President has made it his major priority to curb the menace of corruption in the country as well as the recovery of sums of money looted from the country’s treasury by corrupt politicians.
The news was revealed to them by close aides of Buhari who claimed Jonathan is currently physically shaking out of fear concerning the missing $20 billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account which is highly debated. According to the source, this is not the first time Jonathan will be making an attempt to plead with Buhari to help cover his financial misdeeds. He reportedly sent former military Head of State, Gen.Abdulsalami Abubakar to help pacify the president against going after him.
SaharaReporters sources also disclosed that Mr. Anyaoku spent a little more than two hours in a close-door meeting yesterday where he sought to prevail on President Buhari to halt the ongoing probe of what happened to billions of public funds during the last few months of the Jonathan government.
One of the committees has already discovered that Mr. Jonathan and some members of his cabinet apparently colluded in the dying days of the previous government to loot billions of dollars. The funds were looted via the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Ministry of Finance, the Nigerian Maritime Authority, the Federal Capital Territory, and several other departments. A source within the investigative committee revealed that Mr. Jonathan and his closest aides and political appointees made illegal withdrawals of funds to finance his failed bid for re-election.
Culled from Sahara Reporters
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