Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has explained the reason former British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s accused him of frustrating efforts to rescue Chibok girls in 2014.
Recall Cameron in his book titled, ‘For the Record’, had alleged that some British troops offered to rescue the abducted Chibok girls after spotting their location, but Jonathan refused.
The former Prime Minister also said that the Nigerian Army was unable to participate in the operations organised by the US and the UK to rescue the girls because generals were politically appointed.
Responding to the allegations in a statement, Jonathan said Cameron has been nursing grudges against him since he refused to legalise same sex marriage in Nigeria.
The ex-president also said Cameron’s claim that he appointed generals based on political considerations is a lie, saying he appointed people based on their professional pedigree.
Jonathan wondered how Cameron claimed he appointed his service chiefs politically when he had to sack them twice in five years to show how much he wanted them to defeat Boko Haram terrorists in the country.
On the issue of corruption, Jonathan said Cameron is not competent enough to rate his administration.
The ex-president said during his administration in 2014, Nigeria made her best ever improvement on the annual Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, moving from 144 the previous year, to 136, an 8 point improvement.
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