President Goodluck Jonathan will be handing over the presidency office to president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in less than three weeks, and he is already voicing concern that some of his ministers and aides should expect to be “persecuted” once Buhari begins his tenure, BBC reports.
GEJ made this statement on Sunday at a thanksgiving service organized in his honor at the Anglican Church, Life Camp, Abuja. He also said he believes he lost some allies as well as the March presidential election because of “certain decisions,” he took.
“It (the decisions) might be good for the generality of the people but it might affect some people differently,” the president said. “So for ministers and aides who served with me, I sympathize with them, they will be persecuted. And they must be ready for that persecution.”
“To my ministers, I wish you what I wish myself,” he said. “They will have hard times, we will all have hard times. Our ways will be rough.”
President Jonathan whose administration witnessed several corruption scandals, has a reason to be concerned especially after the president-elect, vowed to probe the ‘missing’ $20 billion from NNPC, which indicates that some officials of the Jonathan administration would be investigated for alleged corrupt activities related to the missing NNPC money, at a minimum.