Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jonathan Submits Himself To Human Right Commission Over Obasanjo's Allegations

Photo: Jonathan Submits himself to NHRC over Obasanjo's allegations
President Goodluck Jonathan on 24th submitted himself to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, for probe over criminal allegations against him by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
It would be recalled that the former President Obasanjo wrote an 18-page open letter to Jonathan, in which he accused the incumbent President of incompetence, engaging in anti-party activities, ethnicism and training about 1,000 snipers ahead of the 2015 polls.
However, Jonathan in response denied all the allegations. Moreover, the President is specifically inviting the rights commission to unravel the truth in the allegation that his government had begun training over 1,000 snipers to terminate his political opponents.

In a letter to the commission, President Jonathan is seeking for a thorough investigation of the allegations against him, touching on alleged human rights abuses.
The letter, signed by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, SAN, has been already submitted to the NHRC.
According to the sources close to the Presidency, similar letters were written to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The two anti-graft agencies are to probe allegations of economic crimes and official corruption against the Jonathan’s administration as contained in Obasanjo’s letter.

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