A close Associate to Former President Goodluck, Senator Nimi Bariagha
Amange has debunked the widely reports that claimed that the former
president went into hiding in fear of EFCC.
Amange was reacting to the report making the rounds on the social media
that the former President had gone on self exile to Côte’De Ivoire.
Senator Amange who said he spoke with the former President on Friday,
added that the report was a figment of the imagination of the writers.
Report went viral on Monday claiming that Jonathan had gone on exile to
avoid a possible arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission, EFCC, over some alleged shady deals under his
“I spoke with the former President on Friday. He told me that he was
going to London to spend some time with his children. He did not
indicate that he was under any stress and did not tell me that he was
going on exile. What he said was that he would have loved to be at the
Peoples Democratic Party convention in Portharcourt but he couldn’t make
it because he needed to be with his children.
“He told me that he was in touch with the leaders of the party across
board and assured me that the crisis in the party would be resolved. It
is not true that he is on exile”, he told Vanguard in an interview.
“The president has no reason to go on exile. He has not committed any
offence. Please ignore the report about his exile. He will certainly
come back to the country when he is through with spending time with his
children”, he said.