Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past Finance Minister has handed President Muhammadu Buhari a list of corrupt deals approved by Goodluck Jonathan, SaharaReporters has reported.
The online news medium claimed that Okonjo-Iweala has been quietly cooperating with Buhari’s administration. “In an attempt to curry favor with the new government, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala recently directed officials of her polling agency, NOI Polls, to give President Buhari a 70 per cent approval rating among Nigerians,” SaharaReporters said.
“The polling results were simply cooked up,” a professional pollster told US-based news platform, noting that, “prior to the 2015 general elections, the former minister’s fake polling organization kept repeating that Mr. Jonathan approval rating was up even as his political fortune plummeted.”
SaharaReporters also learned that former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is also actively cooperating with the Buhari administration. “Mrs. Alison-Madueke had struck a deal with the new government to submit a document to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) exposing her collaborators at the NNPC.
“The former Petroleum minister, who was one of the closest cabinet members to Mr. Jonathan—and the mastermind of numerous money laundering deals on behalf of the former president—currently shuttles between the United Kingdom and Switzerland. A source close to Mrs. Alison-Madueke said the former minister was receiving treatment in the UK related to breast cancer,” SaharaReporters claimed.
It would be recalled that SaharaReporters reported that several sources in Abuja, including aides of Buhari, said that former President, Goodluck Jonathan sent Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary General as an emissary to Buhari.
One of our sources said Jonathan moved quickly to send powerful intercessors to the Presidency after the Buhari administration began to question massive last-minute withdrawals and disappearance of more than $20 billion in government funds orchestrated by former President Jonathan as well as his closest ministers and aides.
One source close to Anyaoku’s desperate mission to President Buhari revealed that he urged the new president to remember that Jonathan voluntarily decided not to contest the results of the March 28, 2015 presidential election, won by Mr. Buhari, on the understanding that he and his administration would not be subjected to a probe.