Jonathan says the report is fake speech first published in 2017
You may have read the news report where former President Goodluck Jonathan was quoted to have said that Niger Deltans do not want to be part of a Biafra nation.
Well, the former President has come out to deny the report, describing it as fake news.
Angered by the statement, the former President, Saturday disowned the purported report saying he did not make any speech for or against Biafra.
In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said: “Our attention has been drawn to a fake story with the title: ‘Why Niger Deltans don’t want to be part of Biafra’ currently circulating online and purported to have been taken from a speech allegedly presented by former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan at an unnamed event in Texas, the United States.
“The story which is being recycled in some online platforms claimed that the former President allegedly spoke on the relationship between the people of the Niger Delta and South East states while addressing the broader issue of agitation for Biafra.
“We thought we had finally dealt with the issue of this falsehood with our timely and well-publicised disclaimer, soon after the supposed speech first surfaced online in 2017.
“However, it beggar’s belief that the same jejune and disastrous effort at speech writing, hatched by some yet-to-be-identified shady character, is again being served to the social media public as a fresh dish.
“We want to clearly state, as we did in 2017, that there was no such event involving the former President and that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan will never present such a sloppy and hate-filled speech.”
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