Sunday, August 16, 2015 9:30 am
Former President Goodluck Jonathan who has kept himself off the klieglights since he handed over power in May, is at present working hard on his memoir, which will be a tell-all book.
The memoir, Daily Trust on Sunday reported today , will tell his grass-to-grace story, his political adventures, his experience as Vice-President and President, and the just-concluded election which he lost.
The former president is also setting up a foundation, called Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, which will promote good governance, democracy, and engage in humanitarian activities, the newspaper said.
The foundation “is not targeting the Niger Delta region alone. Nigerians from all parts of the country will benefit from it. Already he has acquired an office in Abuja, and he’s working closely with local and international consultants on the principles, vision, mission and strategies of the foundation.”
”There’s a lot of falsehood being peddled around, and he’s been under pressure to speak but his book will answer many of the questions. All the allegations about billions of dollar being stolen are the same old story, but I tell you, the ex-president doesn’t have a foreign bank account; he doesn’t own a house abroad. When he travelled abroad in June, he flew on a commercial flight, Air France from Port Harcourt. He doesn’t have a private jet. The money he spent during the elections was not his own,” a confidant of the former president, not identified, told the newspaper.