Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:15 pm
With his wife, Patience likely to be a guest of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the coming days, former President Goodluck Jonathan set tongues wagging with a visit to two former Nigeria’s military rulers, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abudusalam Abubakar on Tuesday in Minna, Niger State.
“As I visit my elder brothers and predecessors today, I am further committed to building bonds of unity for Nigeria!,” the ex President who tweeted the pictures of the visit said.
Jonathan’s wife, Patience has been under the spotlight in the past 48 hours over her attempt to claim the sum of $20 million deposit in four different accounts operated by a domestic aide of her husband when he was in office.
EFCC has frozen the account as it suspected the funds were proceeds of money laundering.
But the former First Lady has now dragged the anti graft agency to court, claiming that the funds belonged to her.
Reports also indicated that the anti graft agency many call in the former First Lady to explain the source of funding for a posh hotel estimated at over N10 billion she owned in Yenogoa, the capital of Bayelsa State.
The visit of Jonathan, especially to Abdusalam cannot but arouse curiosity against the background of the allegations against Patience, especially given speculations that the former military ruler has been the one stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from dragging the former President into his ongoing anti corruption probe.