FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan was not blackmailed to trade off the November 16 governorship poll in Bayelsa State, the Presidency said on Tuesday.
According to Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu the allegation by former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido that Jonathan traded off Bayelsa is “false and irresponsible.’’
Shehu expressed shock that such a story could be considered believable to the point of being given space in some newspapers.
“It just doesn’t make any sense,’’ Shehu said people who make wild allegations during interviews should be made to produce the facts backing their claims by editors. A newspaper can be sued for granting space to people who belch false allegations against individuals with no proof.”
Shehu maintained that the…