MainaGate: Jonathan Replies Buhari, Barred Moves To Rope Him

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Previous President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday answered back against “absurd” attempts by the President Muhammadu Buhari government to interface him to the unfurling scandal of how a criminal came back to the nation and took a senior position out in the open administration.

The administration, in an announcement by Garba Shehu Wednesday night, said top authorities of the Jonathan organization profited from the assets Mr. Maina professedly stole from benefits reserves.

Mr. Shehu additionally recommended that some compelling authorities faithful to the past government may have been the undetectable submit the most recent embarrassment that saw the arrival of Mr. Maina to people in general administration, in spite of being on the EFCC’s needed rundown.

He, nonetheless, guaranteed Nigerians that President Buhari was resolved to get to the base of the matter of the exemption that prompted Maina’s reestablishment.

“Top officials in the PDP government, from sectoral heads, to those charged with responsibility for law and order received some of these billions of naira from Maina,” the presidential spokesperson said. “We have all the transaction records and these are matters that the EFCC has been pursuing to ensure that they all have their day in court.”

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“Everything will be uncovered in due course,” he said.  “This just goes to show us the scale of corruption that this government is fighting. And, as we can all see, corruption keeps fighting back viciously.”

Mr. Jonathan’s representative, Ikechukwu Eze, when reached by Premium Times said the Buhari organization authorities should squander little time in drawing out any proof of conspiracy between Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Maina on the off chance that they have it.

Mr. Jonathan said the way that endeavors are being made to interface him to the arrival and restoration of Abdulrasheed Maina underscored how “awkward and rudderless” the Buhari organization has progressed toward becoming.

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Mr. Eze likewise said Mr. Maina’s family had as of now disclosed how the troubled previous government worker came back to the nation and secured another position in common administration even while he was being looked for by the EFCC.

Are they saying it is President Jonathan that flew him back into Nigeria and promoted him in two levels ahead of where he was as at 2013 when he fled the from civil service?”

“They should stop insulting Nigerians or seeing them as fools,”

“There’s no need to warn that they will bring evidence out or that everything will be revealed on a later date,”

“They should present the evidence to Nigerians now.”

“The Maina family spoke about how he returned to the country and they made it very clear that Buhari officials were the ones that orchestrated his return,” Mr. Eze said.

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Developing subtle elements since Monday have indicated the contribution of Attorney-General Abubakar Malami, the Federal Civil Service and the Ministry of Interior as assuming basic parts in the restoration of Mr. Maina into the civil service.

Mr. Buhari has gone under extreme open reaction since a week ago Friday when reports revealed Mr. Maina’s surreptitious return to civil service.

Previous Chairman of old Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina[Photo Credit: Buzz Nigeria]
Mr. Maina was proclaimed needed by the EFCC on affirmations of pursuing billions in open assets for his own utilization when he headed the annuity change team.

The benefits reserves outrage broke out during Mr. Jonathan’s organization (2010-2015), and the administration made disciplinary strides against Mr. Maina by rejecting him from benefit.


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