Jonathan responds to Okorocha’s statement that he was offered bribe to win south east election
– Goodluck Jonathan replied Governor Okorocha over his claim on the 2015 elections
– The former president said his strong hold was the south east
– He said he could not have offered Okorocha bribe to get votes from the region
Goodluck Jonathan has responded to Governor Rochas Okorocha’s statement that he was offered bribe by the former president to win the south east in the presidential election.
The Cable reports that Jonathan in a statement issued on his behalf by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, said Okorocha’s accusation could only have happened in his dreams.
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He said: “We are wondering whether this truly came from the governor because we are sure that even governor Okorocha himself did not believe that anybody would accept these claims.
“In the first place, it sounded irrational and absurd. Besides, it was obvious to all and sundry that the south-east, being Dr. Jonathan’s political stronghold, the ex-President did not need Okorocha to win in the zone.
“However, to set the records straight, we make bold to say that former President Jonathan never made any contact with Okorocha, ahead of the 2015 elections.
“All those who had either worked closely with him in any capacity, or served in Jonathan’s administration can bear testimony to the fact that idle talk is not his style.
“Since we know that the only proof the purveyors of this bribery allegation could offer is to probably claim that the transaction happened in a dream, we can only offer the governor sincere advice, to avoid rumours and twaddle, and get down to the business of result-oriented governance.
“Governor Okorocha would have served his state better, if he directed his enormous drive to creating growth and development opportunities for the good people of Imo state, rather than allowing himself to be drawn into dissipating his energy on platitudes and propaganda.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Okorocha of Imo state reportedly accused Jonathan of offering the governor huge sums of money to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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