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Malabu oil deal: Group faults Jonathan's summon by Reps

Malabu oil deal: Group faults Jonathan's summon by Reps

A pressure group, the Niger Delta Advancement Front (NAF), yesterday, vowed to resist any attempt by the House of Representatives to compel former President Goodluck Jonathan to ap­pear before it over Malabu oil deal involving the controversial OPL 245 oil field which was bought by Ital­ian oil giant ENI and Shell in 2011.
A statement by the group’s Na­tional President, Dr. Ikiomasi Waka­ma, wondered why the lawmakers singled out one of their own, who sacrificed so much for the unity of Nigeria, the group described the summon as a witch-hunt that must not be accomplished.
Wakama explained that “as much as we believe in the unity of Nigeria, we must not also be the only ones to be paying the price because we can assure the National Assembly that we will resist every attempt to make Goodluck Jonathan appear before them”.
He continued: “It has come to our notice that the Nigerian House of Representatives, in a show of naked overzealousness and utter disrespect, is proposing to sum­moned the immediate past Presi­dent of the Federal Republic of Ni­geria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over his perceived role in the Mal­abu Oil deal involving the contro­versial OPL 245 oil field which was bought by Italian oil giant ENI and Shell in 2011.
“We condemn in all fullness, the continued vilification of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the various at­tempts at undermining a good man who did his best for the country in service and strengthening our de­mocracy and unity as a Nation”.

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