Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he has no hand in the failure of Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
Jonathan said on Tuesday that his attention was drawn to a news item in which Aregbesola was quoted to have blamed his underperformance in office on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration under the former president.
He said: “In the story published in some newspapers last Sunday, Aregbesola was said to have blamed his failure as a governor merely on the fact that his administration coincided with that of the PDP government at the centre, between 2010 and 2015, which according to him ‘was the most traumatised era in the history of Nigeria.’
“I see this as the governor’s attempt to rewrite history by disingenuously seeking an accomplice for his dreadful failure in office. This should be prevented from entering public records, as he wished.
“Ordinarily, it is considered a courageous act in governance to admit utter failure, as the governor attempted doing. Unfortunately, in this instance, Governor Aregbesola’s confession bordered on treachery, since he was neither sincere nor commonsensical. Rather than be the hero he sought to be, Aregbosola ended up as an anti-hero whose admittance of failure became mired in cowardice and deception, once he ventured lamely to seek an accomplice or a fall guy in the past PDP administration. His attempt to pass the buck failed woefully, as the public has seen it for what it is: a spineless act of dishonesty and contrived rectitude wearing a mask of false alibi and specious
Altruism,” Jonathan said in a statement he issued through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze