At last, former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday gave clarifications on his stand as regarding the allegation that he received gratification to approve the Malabu Oil transaction, which he said has been raising dust since he left office.
Jonathan in a statement by his Media Aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja said he did not send businessman, Abubakar Aliyu or any other person to receive bribe on his behalf during or after the negotiation.
The former President also stated that during his tenure as President, he had no shady deal with some persons nor parties in the transaction at any time.
He described the frequent online reports regarding Malabu Oil controversy as misleading, which according to him the facts can’t be established by its arrow head.
“There is no proof that former President Goodluck Jonathan received kickbacks in the $1.3billion OPL 245 oil block deal involving oil giants ENI and Royal Dutch Shell.
“With regards to the publication, we wish to make it clear that former President Jonathan was not accused, indicted or charged for corruptly collecting any monies as kickbacks or bribes from ENI by the Italian authorities or any other law enforcement body the world over.”