The claim that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last Bayelsa gubernatorial election, David Lyon, gave N300 million and a bullet proof car to me is provocative and fictitious, former President Gooodluck Jonathan has said.
The allegation of the gifts was said to have been made by the APC Reformation Forum.
According to the group, the N300 million worth of bullet proof car was to help Jonathan prepare for Lyon ’s swearing in which never held as he was sacked by the Supreme Court.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said there was no reason for APC or anybody else to offer money and vehicles to him for logistics over the programme in which he was not involved.
The press statement reads in part: “We make bold to state that there is no vehicle in the possession of former President Jonathan given to him by the All Progressive 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…
“It is a poor script written with the intention of causing distrust and inciting Bayelsans against themselves.
“What Bayelsa needs now is peace, unity and progress, and not this noxious orgy of mud-slinging and mischief-making.
“As far as we are concerned, the Bayelsa elections have been won and lost at the polls and the courts; we therefore urge all groups to accept the transition in good faith.”