The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Hassan Kukah in an interview with PUNCH Newspaper said he doesn’t have to beg President Muhammadu Buhari to spare former President Goodluck Jonathan as former heads of state will rise to protect Jonathan.
Kukah made the disclosure while speaking on Buhari’s anti-corruption war. He said, ”I do not know where the media got and started spreading this baseless rumour about our committee, for example, pleading on behalf of former President Jonathan not to be probed. Since he left government, I have neither spoken with nor seen ex-President Jonathan until we met him on Tuesday (penultimate week).
”In our discussion with him, he stated clearly that he was not against any probe but he was pained by what seemed to be like acts of victimisation and persecution. Jonathan is a former President and if he needs shelter, his brother former presidents are there and alive. And they are in a better position to protect the office of a former president with the architecture of respect and integrity. We must be careful not to play into the hands of those dictators who, for fear of persecution and humiliation, have decided to cling on to power at all cost and at the risk of destroying their people.