Few days back, We posted a News “President Jonathan Should Not Be Scared Of Persecution – APC“
The All Progressives Congress has said that only the guilty needs to be afraid and that incoming General Muhammadu Buhari administration will not persecute anyone, contrary to statements credited to the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan.
“That the President-elect is a man of integrity is not an issue for debate, and he has made it clear that he will not be bogged down by endless probes.
“However, the hands of the incoming government will not be tied by those who have chosen to play the victim and exhibit a persecution mentality. Whoever has any reason to be afraid must lay bare such reason before Nigerians.”
The party said this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
It said that under the climate of change that Nigerians have ushered in with their votes, only the guilty needs to be afraid, and those with a guilty conscience, on account of their actions in the public sphere, must clear such so they can be at peace with themselves.
“The last time we checked, this does not fit the definition of persecution,” APC said.
The party wondered why Jonathan chose a public forum to express his fears when he could have done so in the private meeting her had with the President-elect.
“Since the presidential election was won and lost, the President and the President-elect have met privately a number of times. Why didn’t President Jonathan express his apprehensions during these meetings?
”Even if the two have not met, the President could have reached out to the President-elect over any fears that he may be nursing, instead of engaging in an action that seems like he was being preemptive and seeking to curry public sympathy,” APC said.