Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has left the country in a bid to bring back Goodluck Jonathan who denied viral reports that he had opted to go on exile in Cote d’Ivoire.
It was widely reported online and social media yesterday that former President Goodluck Jonathan went into temporary self exile in Cote d’Ivoire, following reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may arrest him on his arrival in Nigeria from his overseas tour on allegations of corruption and misappropriation of billions of dollars during his tenure as president.
Just as the news went viral, the former president, spoke exclusively to ThisDay on the phone late on monday, and confirmed that he had been out of the country for over a month, revealing that he travelled to some cities in the United States of America, then departed the country for London before arriving Cote d’Ivoire via Paris, thereby debunking the alleged ‘exile report’.
In flash news report posted by SaharaReporters on its Twitter page, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is currently in Lesotho, Southern Africa, has undertaken to broker ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s return to Nigeria, probably to come and answer some questions on allegations of corruption and misappropriation of billions of dollars levelled against him.
This new report is still developing, we’ll surely keep you updated as soon we have more details.