Jonathan aide debunks Ex-President’s purported US comments on Biafra, Niger Delta
Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed as false an online report which claimed that the ex-President delivered a speech in Texas United States, where he spoke on the place of the Niger Delta in the agitation for the state of Biafra.
In a statement issued Friday Eze stated that Jonathan couldn’t have delivered a speech in Texas since he had neither travelled to Texas since he left office in 2015, nor sent any representation to any event in the state.
The statement said:
“We have just been informed of the text of a speech fabricated in the name of former President Goodluck Jonathan in which he was alleged to have addressed the issue of the place of the Niger Delta in the agitation for Biafra. This is pure fiction which serves no purpose, other than probably massage the ego of the faceless writer.
“The false report which is now spreading in the social media began this way: “Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan yesterday delivered a lecture at Texas, United States…”.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Dr. Jonathan has neither been to Texas since he left office in 2015, nor sent anybody to represent him at any programme in the U.S. state.
“Our advice to those who engage in this kind of untoward behaviour is to repent and apply their creative energy to productive ends, in line with the efforts to build the nation we all will be proud of. “
Media Adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan