Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, denied rumours milling around town, especially the social media space, that he received N300 million and bulletproof cars from David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa.
Jonathan, who made the statement through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, described the allegations as patently fictitious, malevolent, inciting and provocative.
“The story which claimed that the alleged money and vehicles were part of logistics given to Dr Jonathan’s family to cater for their guests ahead of the botched inauguration is not only patently fictitious but malevolent, inciting and provocative,” Dr Eze stated.
“In the first place there was no reason for APC or anybody else to offer money and vehicles to the former president for logistics over an inauguration programme in which he was not involved.
“We make bold to state that there is no vehicle in the possession of former President Jonathan given to him by the All Progressives Congress. This is an insufferable lie.
“If anyone on earth knows of such a vehicle, they should expose the particulars of the said vehicle to the public.
“The claim by this group is therefore, nothing but a fairy-tale scripted to tarnish the good reputation of the former President, whom Nigerians and the rest of the world hold in very high esteem.
“We condemn in entirety this growing culture of sustained falsehood against the person and family of Jonathan by shady and shadowy characters.
“We urge Bayelsans and Nigerians to disregard the story as it contains no grain of truth.”