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RichestLifestyle’s claims of president Jonathan’s wealth

16 October 2014, 19:24 Peregrino Brimah

A global magazine, RichestLifestyle.com recently published that the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the 6th wealthiest African head of State. The magazine claimed that Goodluck Jonathan, known for his claim of having no shoes, now had a whooping 100 Million dollars estimated to his name.

In response, the Nigerian President threatened as published in the Vanguard of Wednesday 8th October, that all of us who re-broadcast that assertion should either retract it or be prepared to face him in court. Quoted:

“The clear and unacceptable imputation of the claim that President Jonathan is now worth about $100 Million is that the President has corruptly enriched himself while in office which is certainly not the case. We therefore demand a retraction and an unreserved apology from Richest Lifestyle.com and all those who have reproduced the offensive article. Otherwise, they should be prepared to substantiate their libelous claims against the President in courts of law within and outside Nigeria.”

I hereby categorically provide myself and the ENDS organization ready to defend all those who re-broadcast and re-published this information. We stand ready to face President Goodluck Jonathan in court and ready to substantiate the claims against his amassed wealth.

Also read: Jonathan rejects claim of $100m net worth

Indeed we assure the President that the only falsity in the publication is the total amount of wealth attributed. The amassed wealth of Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan stands well over the $100m reported; in the range of several billions of USA dollars.

In contrast to his predecessor, late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the current President of Nigeria did not declare his assets before and since assuming office. We invite him to do so forthwith.

Being prior to his political service, employed as a teaching staff at a public University in Nigeria, we demand a full explanation of his wealth and how he has amassed such figures as he himself as presented by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati admitted never being a businessman.

We would also like him to explain how his wife got the $13.6 million dollars she lost (that was seized) in 2006 as she was indicted of by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

We also immediately demand a full account of the missing and now classified as “un accounted for” $20 billion US dollars oil revenue for a period of only 18 months factored. Is the Presidency “misplacing” this money and it is not in Jonathan’s account? If such huge sums are missing and not at least in his private accounts, these monies are well being used to sponsor terrorism in Nigeria. We would like an account of the entire sum missing/unaccounted for over his five years of “leadership,” which estimates put at over $127 billion dollars.

We also demand the immediate arrest of the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke for continuing in violation of the law and as exclusively excused and permitted by the Nigerian President who continues to stand in the way of justice, to steal $4 million dollars every day in the illegal kerosene subsidy scam.

We eagerly await court proceedings on the “disputed” wealth of Nigeria’s “leader.” While the Nigerian masses have been buried deeper in poverty with over 100 million “desolate” of the nation now living under a dollar a day, it is unconscionable that a select few cabal and the top leadership would remain shamelessly swallowing billions for use on frivolities like private jet contests jets which end up being used to smuggle cash and arms for terror.

We will meet in court.

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