Buhari has evidence that can put Jonathan away - Prof Paden

Professor John Paden has said that Buhari has incriminating evidence against Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan 

Paden said President Buhari is very interested in recovering monies stolen from the nation’s coffers 

The professor of international studies said Buhari does not want to go after Jonathan 

Prof John Paden says there are facts in the hands o President Muhammadu Buhari, some of which can be used to put Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan away.

President Muhammadu Buhari in audience with Prof John Paden at the Blair House, Washington DC

According to President Muhammadu Buhari’s biographer, Prof John Paden, Buhari has incriminating evidence he can use to put his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan in jail for corruption but has chosen not to.

Paden, a professor of International Studies made the claim in his recently launched book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’.

Daily Post reports that the author wrote that Buhari was more interested in the recovery of stolen loots than sending officials of the past administration to jail.

Paden in chapter 20, page 203 wrote: “As of the early months of 2016, it appeared that the EFCC was not going after Jonathan. Nor was it going after former president Obasanjo.

The question of the stability of the entire political system seemed at stake.” He alleged that Buhari had in his possession evidence of corruption against “Jonathan but his larger purpose was not to put former high-level officials in jail.

Rather, it was to retrieve stolen funds and to change the political culture of the country. n chapter 8, page 67 of the book, the author claimed that Jonathan withdrew “enormous” funds from the treasury as the March 28 Presidential election drew nearer.

“The threat of postelection violence was palpable. There would be winners and losers, quite likely with a regional or ethnoreligious profile.

The international community was deeply concerned. Was Nigeria on the brink? High level diplomatic demarches were made to both candidates.

 A highly publicised ‘Peace Accord’ was signed by Jonathan and Buhari. But would they be able to control grassroots supporters,” he wrote, explaining events leading to the election.

 “As March 28 approached, enormous sums of money were withdrawn from the treasury by the incumbents,” he said.

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