President Jonathan Denies Henry Okah's Allegations

Goodluck Jonathan
By SaharaReporters, New York

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied allegations by MEND leader, Henry Okah, that he and his aides masterminded two bombings in 2010 in order to implicate some leaders of Northern Nigeria.

Mr. Okah’s allegations are contained in an affidavit he swore to in South Africa, where he is facing trial for his alleged involvement in terrorist acts against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In a statement in Abuja by Reuben Abati, the presidential spokesman, Mr. Jonathan described the allegations as “false in their entirety and without any factual foundation.”

“As the case of Mr. Okah’s involvement in the plotting and execution of terrorist attacks in Nigeria is already before a court of competent jurisdiction in South Africa, the Presidency does not intend to say anymore on the matter for now and will, in accordance with due process and international law, make a full representation on the matter to the court when the trial opens,” the statement said.

Mr. Okah also stated in the affidavit that early in 2010, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke called him over 20 times to solicit his input into getting the portfolio of Petroleum Resources Minister, to which Mr. Jonathan subsequently appointed her.  In what seemed to be a reference to that point, the presidency advised the Nigerian media “to respect the sanctity of the legal and judicial processes in this matter and avoid becoming willing tools in the hands of Mr. Okah and his agents in an entirely diversionary trial by the media aimed only at falsely impugning the character and integrity of the President and officials of his administration.”

SaharaReporters broke the story of Mr. Okah’s new affidavit last night, in its pursuit of stories of interest to Nigerian and African peoples everywhere, using the legal tool of a court affidavit.  Mrs. Allison-Madueke has not denied that she pursued the support of Mr. Okah in getting Mr. Jonathan’s nod for the post, to which she was reappointed last year, nor has Mr. Oronto-Douglas, whom Okah said met with him in South Africa at the instance of Mr. Jonathan.

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Okah is just a distraction, and trying to deflect!

What is Okah actually saying? That President Jonathan masterminded the Oct 1st bombings just to embarrass himself and the International community during our Independence day celebration, where heads of Governments and representatives were present? Or, is he saying that the President sponsored him to carry out the explosions and yet got him and his siblings arrested and facing prosecution? (Btw, I'm curious to know what happened to his siblings' trial)?

We mustn't forget that Okah was arrested in S/Africa after a manhunt for him in Nigeria, and he is being prosecuted at the behest of the Nigerian Government. (As strange as that sounds).

GEJ u ar a disgace

pls, just step down and out in the name of everything that is good and honest, u have caused enough destruction of lives and property in dis country

Very Unexpected Nigeria is in the Deep Jungle Now.

Well, from the said subject it is very unfortunate that our most beloved country a take another look.
We may soon find ourselves in the edge of collapse even as I see the implication of Mrs Allison Madueke in issues that looks scandalous just as her characters don't see her in such a pose bu that o Mr. President could be incredible as he was earlier defending the MENdD group from not involving in the bombing of the 50th anniversary celebration at Eagle square in Abuja. So where he truth lies now? Or are they kidding with the Iona security cum lives and property!? Comrade Sylvester I. Ejumugwre-Ukusare.

if all days is for the thief someday it would be for the own

I really appreciate u may GOD ALMIGHTY Bless u and may HE let Nigerian hear ur advice.

This is a pure falacy, where is ur proof?

I wonder how some people are so foolish to be carried away by sentiment and vomitting a pure lie like this, did Buhari has money to spend like that, really u don't know the man we call Buhari, if u really know u would not be saying this foolish thing u are saying. The man who has opportunity of joining them (BAD PEOPLE OF NIGERIA, PDP)but refuses. Pls go & do research on Buhari u will be convince the type of person he is.

Okah is just a distraction, and trying to deflect!

What is Okah actually saying? That President Jonathan masterminded the Oct 1st bombings just to embarrass himself and the International community during our Independence day celebration, where heads of Governments and representatives were present? Or, is he saying that the President sponsored him to carry out the explosions and yet got him and his siblings arrested and facing prosecution? (Btw, I'm curious to know what happened to his siblings' trial)?

We mustn't forget that Okah was arrested in S/Africa after a manhunt for him in Nigeria, and he is being prosecuted at the behest of the Nigerian Government. (As strange as that sounds).

1914

The white man has done a greatest mistake in 1914.But i had that it is intetionally so dat we will never progress.OH Allah serve us frm evil doers n continue to expose them.Amin

Watch 24 and u realised it can happen

It seem u have not seen anything. It can happen. Just go and watch this film tittle 24 by Jack Boer from season one to eight, then u wil understand wat can happen in a country where for their selfish interest they can put the country in chaos

Peek in the past

Uhmmm thats a peek behind the curtain weather its truth or fault its seems a deep thought is needed in analysing this situation....

suffer suffer

They beat us, lie to us, steal from us, kill us, incite us and we always fall for it. Who is the MUMU?

Please now that we have heard

Please now that we have heard the so call denial from jonathan goodluck,could you please publish henry okah's affidavit.

ALL OUR RULERS ARE THE SAME

OGA YOU ARE SPOT ON, THEY ALL HAVE THUGS OF ALL DIFFERENT LEVEL, EVEN THE LOCAL CHAIRMAN CALL HIMSELF PRESIDO OF THE AREA, TINUBU GOES ABOUT LAGOS WITH SOME BUCH OF THUGS, YOU STEP ON ANY ONE TOES AND THE THUGS ARE ' YOUR HOUSE, THAT IS WHY WE CAN GET THE CHANGE NEEDED IN NIGERIA

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May ALLAH BLESSED UR PARENTS
u have said it all .ISLAM Does'nt support violence.

I DEY LAUGH

I hope and pray that Okah will not die before october,I also pray that the President will not die too.... I am more confident to a South Africa court that our courts.... Even if we dint hear of this matter again, God dey. In my own adage,if them say u did something and u could not prove that its an false allegation without convincing me,menn,I will start suspecting you.....somebody better speak out oooooo....if what you will talk is true,you have no need for lawyers....na my own mind I talk oooo

We want change but we are not ready for it

If Henry's confession was that IBB sponsored the october 1 bombing everybody will believe, but now that is GEJ's brother that is making the confession people have started saying he is mentally derailed.Why was Okah arrested in south africa? why did GEJ deny the independent bombing even when his people claim responsibility, why his he always quick to respond to allegation mostly when it comes to south south issue. There is a yoruba adage that "Be quick to listen but delay your response" too many questions that needs answers. GEJ is not a saint, he is a politician, ones a pauper and a PDP so he can do any evil provided he gets what he want

There is a mix up

I cant explain it but there is a mix up somewhere. There is a part of the story that is missing. This cant be true.

DUMB ASS PRESIDENT

I know GEJ is a dumb ass, but I don't believe he is as dim witted as okah is trying to portray him, how can a president create insecurity in his own country in order to implicate opposition, what of d outrage that will follow insecurity that d leadership is incapable of ruling d land, I think this far outweighs the momentary gain of rubbishing d opposition, so no sir, I disagree that GEJ has knowledge of d oct 1st bombing, I believe d IBB group that orkar is working for must have throw in that to shake d GEJ group, d phone calls from diezani madueke is likely to be true, bcos there was good rapport btw MEND and GEJ b4 d fight which led to orkah's faction of MEND to join IBB group thru raymond dokpesi. We nigerians are toys in d hands of these useless people in their power play.

God is in Control

The truth is coming out gradually from General Aziza on the root cause of Boko Haram to Okah. Nigerians are seening the true colour of PDP and Jonathan.

odumakin is working for buhari who killed abiola

Forget about Odumakin who is working for Buhari who helped to kill abiola and his wife kudirat. He thinks the gods are fast asleep. Why has buhari failed to win the election 3 times since 2003? When he was forced by the fulani north to come and chase obj out of aso rock? Its because the gods knows he had a hand in the murder of abiola. Is it not time for him to give up? He will not because Odumakin must eat. So they keep on deceiving him with promises of nigerians in diaspora coming home to vote for him in 2015-Odumakin should go find out how much buhari use to give al mustapha when he was the head of the PTF to kill ppl for abacha. Look at the strike by doctors in lagos state-where ppl are dying daily. Let that be with Jonathan-you will see bakare and tinubu shouting for regime change at the shrine.

FOOL

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER WILL SOON BE EXPOSED,ALL THE PERPETRATORS WILL SOON BE BROUGHT TO BOOK. BY GOD GRACE, LONG LIVE OKAH LONG LIVE ANDREW AZAZI LONG LIVE NIGERIA

One day one day monkey go go

One day one day monkey go go market e no go return!

a tear for naija

It is obvious we are a nation deeply divided with very few willing to contend for Nigeria as most are more willing to stand for tribe,zone or religion.Okah made the allegations and as such the burden of proof lies on him.Mr Jonathan asked for our votes and so far the only proof of competence he has given Nigerians is zero!after the independence blast he was most willing to defend Okah and MEND!na Okah and Jonathan know wetin dey between dem, mek we find beta thing argue about o'jare.

Nigeria is on Fire

The Nigerian story like a tale spoken by a fool full of sound and fury signifing nothing. There will always be a night bus back to the village. God save Nigeria.

Who doesn't know it?

Why do u doubt Okoh? He just wasnt wise enough 2 secure many proofs as did his alibi's. Our Norther political elites are aware of dt politics, america is and Gej is even more aware and dts why Boko Haram has being tagged an economic war by d worlds best military intelligence.
Now, let Jonathan come and deny dt d Henry Okah, Asari Dokubo led movement was not sponsored by the sitting south south governors.
I know what u did GEJ, i was there::::.::u***u**u*

Y Y Y

Y are all dis happening@dis time, i belive d best option to all dis issue of security is to licence guns nd bombs to all individuals 4 1yr if d govt can't assure us of our security, both Mend, Boko Haram nd other groups r less dan 500,000 tormentn 150,000,000 people simply becos dey gut weapons, i belive no body wud harass any 1unjustly bcos d oda guy u wana oppress also hv wat u hv and i belive after 1yr d true nigerians wud remain.Both d govt nd d govern r insincere.@Okah dat guy is insane he even has d guts to tell us sm1 ask him to bomb his fellow country men nd he did it nd u guys r dia talkn rubbish.Y didn't he expose dem den y aftr d deed has bn done nd he has bn cought he now wants to mention names. I belive one day all those dat caused d death of innocent souls 4 political,religious or ethnic reffers shall go d same way with dia families. So if u kw ur father is among dem call him 2 other becos @d judgement day u ll go down wit him in GODS name AMIN.

shut Up

Shut Up you bloody Baggar..!! What do you even know that's happening Clown..I Say Shut Up Again. Your just a fucking Idiot. Why you pointing fingers dum dum. Fuck Head! Go and sleep up north so Boko haram can bomb you! Hissss! Idiot like you!!

RE- Does the Government have to respond to every...?

I agree with the person that posted this and asked "DOES THE GOVT HAVE TO RESPOND TO EVERY ALLEGATION"?

I often wonder and query why the Government responds to such frivolous and vexatious allegations calculated to embarrass or cause mischief. But then, this is Nigeria, where if they don't respond, some people will take their dignified silence as admission.

SR is also guilty of this by their comment above that 'Mrs. Allison-Madueke has not denied that she pursued the support of Mr. Okah in getting Mr. Jonathan’s nod for the post...'. Why should she respond or deny such FOOLISHNESS, especially coming from an INDICTED CROOK, KILLER & GUNRUNNER facing trial for TERRORISM? I wouldn't!

RE- Does the Government have to respond to every...?

I agree with the person that posted this and asked "DOES THE GOVT HAVE TO RESPOND TO EVERY ALLEGATION"?

I often wonder and query why the Government has to respond to frivolous and vexatious allegations calculated to embarrass or cause mischief. But then, this is Nigeria, where if they don't respond, some people will take their dignified silence as admission.

SR is also guilty of this by their comment above that 'Mrs. Allison-Madueke has not denied that she pursued the support of Mr. Okah in getting Mr. Jonathan’s nod for the post...'. Why should she respond or deny such FOOLISHNESS, especially coming from an INDICTED CROOK, KILLER & GUNRUNNER facing trial for TERRORISM? I wouldn't!

Facts of GEJ Involvement

He may be right in his indictment of the president, the body language of the president on 50th anniversary is clearly revealing. For those that miss it, please get the video and judge for yourself. His protection of MEND that time said it all. So called Boko Haram bombing also have some element of government support, because their deadliest strike always occurred to divert Nigerians attention away from the president corruption and ineffiency.

The Kano attacked just a day before the human right group demonstration against corruption in Lagos, Kaduna and Kano. The recent serial attack on media, churches etc, to take away our focus and the media away from the 3 trillion subsidy scandal are all events that are allowed to happen.

The sustained attacked on churches is to cause a civil/religious crisis in the north for his political supremacy and to be used as reasons for enability to deliver campaign promises. May God reveal and destroy all evils in whatever form of disguise.

if all days is for the thief someday it would be for the owner

My dear Nigeria's we should not be blaming one another over what is going on in nigeria today. Please drop all this religious and tribal things, look around you God is not asleep. I surely known that its almost comimg to an end to who is behind all this killing of an innocent nigerian for nothing. Sometimes, if i take good look of what is happening @ our two federal houses, i mean the house of rep and the house of sen, plsease my dear countrymen and women tell me the true did you see anything like differences interm of religion or tribal things? Pls think over it.

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