Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday dismissed claims credited to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shetima, as parochial and jaundiced.
Shettima on Thursday accused the ex-President of bad governance and poor choices.
But Jonathan in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, strongly debunked the allegations of poor governance and highlighted his key achievements and described them as matched.
He challenged the governor to come clean over the roles he played in the abduction of the Chibok girls, stressing that it goes beyond the dismissive claim that “Jonathan thought I kidnapped Chibok girls.
The statement said: “He should be able to tell us if it was Jonathan’s poor choices that led the governor to expose students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok to avoidable danger, in total disregard of Federal Government’s directive to the governors in the three states most affected by Boko Haram to relocate their students writing the West African School Certificate Examinations to safe zones.”
The ex- President also dismissed the book titled: “On a Platter of Gold- How Jonathan won and lost Nigeria,” written by former Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, as sour grapes and full of lies and gossip.
He added: “As a man who had never seen anything good in our administration on account of party and other differences, it has remained our considered view that in a democracy, Governor Kashim Shettima and others like him are entitled to their opinion, no matter how jaundiced.
“However, it is a sad commentary on the character of some of our politicians that they go to any length to make spurious statements, in pursuit of the sad narrative to remain politically correct. We cannot be deceived by his crocodile tears and patronizing claim that ‘Jonathan is essentially a decent man’ which is a ploy he deployed to justify his false allegation of a lost glory.”