Jonathan’s My Transition Hours full of lies and fiction – Borno Gov blast Jonathan

The book by the former President Jonathan “My Transition Hours” is generating a lot of debate in every angle. Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has labelled the book as “elementary book of fictions,”

Kashim Shettima knocked Jonathan in many of his claims in the book especially in regard to Chibok schoolgirls.

One of the lies from Jonathan’s book, according to the Governor is that Boko Haram wanted a Muslim president. Shettima said that Jonathan’s claim on page 31 that Boko Haram wanted a Muslim president was laughable because the insurgents actually began their deadliest attacks in Borno under the regime of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, a Muslim from northern Nigeria.

The Punch news gave the details analysis of what Governor Kashim Shettima faulted about Jonathan’s My Transition Hours.

The Governor said, “The whole of Tuesday night, I took the pains of reading His Excellency, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s book, ‘My Transition Hours,’ from the first to the 177th page. I took particular interest in chapter four (the Chibok schoolgirls affair) which has 42 paragraphs written from pages 27 to 36. I was amused that despite admitting in paragraph 15 that he had (in May 2014) constituted a Presidential Fact-Finding Committee under Brigadier-General Ibrahim Sabo and many others “to investigate” the Chibok abduction, former President Jonathan refused to mention any part or whole of the findings by that panel which had submitted a highly investigative report to him on Friday, June 20, 2014, after the panel held investigative meetings with the then Chiefs of Defence Staff; Army Staff; Air Staff; the Director-General, Department of State Services and Inspector General of Police, met all security heads in Borno, visited Chibok, met with parents of abducted schoolgirls, met surviving students, interrogated officials of the school and the supervising ministry of education, interrogated officials of West African Examinations Council and analysed all correspondences.


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