Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was rumoured to have gone on exile in Cote d’Ivoire, arrived Nigeria yesterday, after spending weeks abroad on holiday.
Jonathan, according to information, arrived the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja yesterday, but details of his arrival were still sketchy at the time of filing this report.
But his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, disclosed this in a tweet on yesterday.
The tweet read: “The hero of our democracy is back home,” and showed a picture of the former president at an airport.
Early last week, it was reported in some section of the media that the ex-president may have gone into temporary self exile following reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC may arrest him over allegations of corruption and misappropriation of billions of dollars in the five years during which he was president.
It was gathered that Jonathan, who travelled out of the country in April on overseas tour, has decided to stay put in Cote d’Ivoire for now, and according to reports that the anti-graft agency planned to arrest him once he stepped into the country.
But the ex-President the report that he had opted to go on exile in Cote d’Ivoire, confirming, however, that he was indeed in the West African country, but was not in exile.
He told THISDAY on the phone that he had been out of the country for over a month, and that he travelled to some cities in the United States of America, then departed the country for London before arriving Cote d’Ivoire via Paris.
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