As for Corruption: We didn’t plug all loopholes, says Jonathan … insists he did well, had sound economic team August 13, 2017 For the first time , former President Goodluck Jonathan said in Abuja on Saturday that his administration did not plug all loopholes in its bid to end corruption in the country . But he said it was wrong to assume or say that the economy would have been in a worse shape if his administration had not been voted out of power in 2015 . The former president spoke at the Peoples Democratic Party non – elective national convention , which was held at the Eagle Square , Abuja.
Jonathan , who was accompanied to the podium by his former deputy , Mr . Namadi Sambo , some serving and former governors , including chieftains of the party , also delved into the achievements which he said were recorded during his administration . Though he was armed with a prepared speech , the former president appeared to be angry , especially when he made some statements outside his prepared text .
Apparently not satisfied with the bashing his government has been receiving from Nigerians , especially over the looting of the treasury by some of the officials who served in his government , the former president promised to talk soon . He said even though there was a major flood disaster in the country in 2012 , his government made sure that the prices of agricultural products did not go up . Jonathan said, “ Though we didn ’ t completely plug the loopholes in the fight against corruption , but we did well. “ I learnt that some people said that if the PDP had remained in power beyond 2015 , the economy would have been worse. Continue reading