Nigerians Want EFCC To Probe Goodluck Jonathan: Should We Put GEJ On Trial??

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April 30, 2016 – Nigerians Want EFCC To Probe Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan: Should We Put GEJ On Trial??

There are those out there who want ex- President Jonathan Goodluck put on trial for his mismanagement of the country when he was President.

Whilst I’m not a big fan of his I don’t think this is a good idea.

Traditionally, ex-Presidents in Nigeria, corrupt, dictatorial or inept, have enjoyed immunity from persecution. It’s an unwritten rule. Nobody is considered ‘big’ enough to try them! The only exception to this rule has been when past military dictators have removed each other from office and dealt with themselves in true military fashion – either a spell in detention or up against a firing squad!

GEJ still has a considerable following in the country and persecuting him will only lead to mass rioting and disturbances as some people still believe he is a saint. Unfortunately Nigeria hasn’t evolved, or isn’t civilized enough, to put an ex-leader on trial, peacefully, without big wahala ensuring. So for now they remain untouchable and above the law.

And if you do put him on the stand, if that’s possible, how are you sure he won’t turn up in court with a team of about ninety overpaid and over-qualified lawyers who’ll turn the case into a show trial that will go on and on without reaching a verdict? And if you do put him on trial what is he going to say?

He probably won’t remember doing anything (- excuse the pun!) But yet again don’t forget he was just a by-stander most of the time while others ran the Presidency on his behalf requesting his presence only when they needed his signature on a money-transfer form!

But there is another way. GEJ can cooperate with EFCC investigators, helping them to unravel the myriad mystery of missing or looted funds. For instance was it a $2.1 billion dollars arms deal scandal or $15 billion dollars? Being the President at the time such a transaction would need his approval before the Central Bank would release any funds. Since he believes corruption is not a crime he obviously knows who the perpetrators are and it shouldn’t be too difficult for him to make a long list of all concerned and hand it over to the EFCC boys who’ll take it from there. It would be the patriotic – and honest – thing to do, if he’s capable.

Nigeria is currently enjoying a lot of bad press at the moment with the Senate Leader and others having their day in court. Do we really want to put a bumbling ex-President on trial to embarrass the nation in front of the whole world?

As an ex-President who has little or no credibility left, who’s forced to sneak around and doesn’t enjoy the patronage he used to, I believe he’s already been on trial and sentenced.

Let’s leave him to enjoy his Presidential pension, watch him turn up to give speeches in near deserted halls, struggle to write his memoirs or attempt to be an election monitor in some far flung banana republic.

[Article By Tony Ogunlowo]

23 thoughts on “Nigerians Want EFCC To Probe Goodluck Jonathan: Should We Put GEJ On Trial??

  1. Before they probe GEJ, they should first probe all those northern cows/nama that they called military presidents of the likes of babangida and abdulsalami as well as obasanjo. Bastards

  2. Before they probe GEJ, they should first probe all those northern cows/nama that they called military presidents of the likes of babangida and abdulsalami as well as obasanjo. Bastards

  3. I, too, do think that bringing GEJ to trial would spoil more than it is meant to solve. You will be amazed by how people still hold him in high esteem. And I want to disagree with your closing lines, Mr Writer. It may be your earnest prayer that GEJ becomes totally unpopular, confined to some dark, dusty room in which an unlit, cobweb-ridden lantern hangs.

    But that is not so. He makes a trip to any south-south state and the crowd that turns out could drown a whale. Think about it. Although he could pass as the most corrupt Nigerian president so far, his torch burns so bright even beyound our shores. A Nobel Peace Price nominee(or should I say holder?) is not a toy, if you don’t know.

  4. PROBE GEJ AND BRING MORE PROBLEMS UPON UR 4TH GENERATION ! DID U ALL NOT BENEFIT FROM D CORRUPTION ?AMEACHI , FASHOLA , TINUBU AND ALL D NORTHERN COWS AND ALMAJIRIS NKO ?WHO PROBBED OBJ , IBBAND EVEN BUHARI WHEN HE 1ST LEFT OFFICE ? BURY URSELVES IN SHAME AND LEAVE THIS DESCENT IJAW SON ALONE . YOU ASK HIM TO LEAVE, HE HAS LEFT, WHY ARE U PEOPLE STILL EATING URSELVES UP ? INSTEAD BEG JONATHAN TO TEACH YOU FAILED POLITICIANS HOW TO MAKE MONEY AND BEG HIM FOR A LITTLE PORTION OF HIS FAVOUR SO THAT MONEY CAN CIRCULATE IN NIGERIA AGAIN .EFCC IS EVEN MORE CORRUPT THAN POLITICIANS NOW .WHAT IS D LIKES OF ameachi DOING IN D CORRIDORS OF POWER ?IF U DONOT ALLOW JONATHAN ENJOY D PEACE HE STANDS FOR AND HE,S AWARDED 4 ,YOU PEOPLE WILL STILL NEVER KNOW PEACE .DO YOU EVEN THINK , UR ILLEGAL PROBS ON JONATHAN WILLL TARNISH HIS WORLD -WIDE POSITIVE IMAGE ? U,LL ONLY HELP IN PROMOTING HIM FASTER !

  5. Probe him for what? Was obasanjo and other past president probe? Even d new president na sanit abeg abeg next post Pls

    • U dey mind dem…
      Just bcos is now GEJ dey feel like vomitting nonsense..
      d south no longer send d fucking backup 4rm d west as usual since dey re all looser’s and am also greatful 4 d understanding of some of d west who keeps settlement asside and come up bodly wit d truth without fear or terror..
      Ekiti state is an example..

  6. It is evidently clear that our law is broken in Nigeria. why on earth should anybody suggest that Jonathan must not be put on trial. Even if he has some questions to answer. This is a total ridicule and mockery of our justice system.Some Nigerians are so ignorant and foolish.

  7. It is imperative that the current administration arrest Jonathan, his finance minister, central bank governor, secretary to the federal government, NNPC boss and custom service boss. These six appendages unleashed unimaginable multi-dimensional horror on Nigeria. Gen. Buhari has the right and power to go after these people, but must cleanly show the reasons for such moves to avoid unintended consequences. The principal actors in Jonathan administration are still around, so the sword of the law must unequivocally fall on their bottoms.

  8. This question cannot be answered conclusively completely comprehensively bcos it appears everybody have their own president!

    PMB is the one in Aso Rock but Goodluck still has some good numbers of devoted loyal and committed confidants that still wait on him for any major decision.
    So what sort of answer do you expect from such people regarding this question?

    My strolling continues…

  9. I agree we should probe him but let’s start with buhari first with his past atrocities his alterior motives and his questionable victory at the polls after we’ve addressed all these then we can probe jona

  10. Which nigerians wants to probe Goodluck? it’s u and ur **** which i believe is north dat wants 2 probe him.
    D man who accepted defeat notwithstanding he can say otherwise if he wishes just 4 u and i to xperience peace and live happily without any killing should be probe bcos of ur hatred and stupid selfish agenda which u north hv believing dat nigeria is mean’t 4 u pple alone..
    I laugh at u********’s out there who believes that GEJ simplicity and love for peace is out of cowardness..
    Since those cowards out there thinks he z d only nigeria ex-president dat need 2 be probe just bcos he comes 4rm south should go ahead let’s see hw smoothly and easy it will be 4 them..
    ********

  11. Some of the commenters on this forum were commenting based on tribalism. Most people are really bias in their opinion. If Jonathan is not tried for stealing public fund, at least he should be convicted for dereliction of duty. Besides he knew how that money was being siphoned through his cronies because he wanted to cut his own share. Jonathan’s action has caused destruction in many peoples’ life. His action has brought emotional torture in many innocent Nigerians life and some people were saying putting him on trial will bring embarrassment to this nation, common! excuse me! are you guys kidding me?. For your information, if Jonathan is put on trial today, heaven will not fall. President Nixon of United States was about to be tried in 1976 for trying to compromise classified information AKA (Watergate Scandal) when he voluntarily resigned his position in order to avoid being embarrassed through the court system. The replica of Watergate scandal is what Nigerians trying to use to prosecute Dasuki i.e Dasuki-gate scandal. Not to deviate from my point, Jonathan has already brought embarrassment to himself and to the whole Nigeria at large. At least by indicting Jonathan other people coming after to take up that position will think twice that presidency is not a sit that anybody will think ok let me just go there as if they are going on vacation. All Leaders suppose to be held accountable for not performing well in the office. As a president you are suppose to serve your people not by sitting back and let millions of dollars drain under your watch. Jonathan is a big disappointment because he disappointed Nigerians when they needed him most.

  12. DAVID, probe or no probe the president should settle down and do what we elected him for. If you love him and this country advice that we do not bite more than we could chew. what do we think we could get from the lopsided and selective probes without end going on now. GEJ is still popular both at home and internationally. if not we must start from IBB, OBJ,ABDULSALAMI etc.

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