Sultan snubbed Jonathan before election, JNI says; denies receiving N12bn

President Goodluck Jonathan and Sultan of Sokoto

The ‎Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, on Sunday dismissed speculations that it received N12 billion from President Goodluck Jonathan to support his re-election.

The group, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, challenged the author to produce evidence.

The organisation also threatened legal action if the author of the rumour failed to substantiate, withdraw the information and apologise to JNI.

This was contained in statement issued by the Secretary General of JNI, Khalid Aliyu, in Kaduna.

The statement said the allegation, publicised online by an individual, had gone viral on the social media and other electronic media platforms.

“The most unfortunate part of the article was its deliberate and scantiest reference in the paragraph JNI featured, details were not provided at all, whereas to some extent nitty-gritties were provided for the other stated organisations,” it read in part.

The JNI expressed worry over the allegation considering its gravity.

“We wish to place on record and for posterity that such has never occurred and we (JNI) don’t really understand the ill motives of those behind the release,” the JNI said.

“We did not understand or is it because some other faith(s) are said to have collected the presidential largesse?

“Hence, Muslims must be asserted to have collected same? Why do they want to discredit and smear the JNI at all cost?

“Why is the allegation coming now, despite knowing fully that the JNI never had any political romance with the government before and or during the elections.

“It is our firm belief that the purported write up was orchestrated to smear the name of Islam and Muslims who suffered undue discrimination and deliberate marginalisation under the outgoing government, and to cause bad feelings among the Ummah.

“Without mincing words, JNI is proud to make it known to all and sundry that the out-going President requested for an audience with its leadership and it was turned down outrightly by the leadership of the Muslim Ummah,” said the scribe.

While noting that the allegation was ill-timed, the JNI said it has serious reservations about the motives behind that meeting and its impending implications.

It challenged the writer of the article to name the particular person who was contracted to collect and share the said money in the name of JNI.

“Whoever has any relevant information as to who, where, when and how the said money was collected, should please come out with evidence.

“We expected that common sense was enough to refute such spurious and mischievous allegation, N12 billion is indeed a huge amount that cannot be transferred unnoticeable.

“In fact, it would be pertinent to ask, into which bank and or account could such amount be deposited without being known? Into whose office could such amount be kept for goodness sake?’’

“How many trucks do you need to carry such amount? For the avoidance of doubt, I swear by Allah (SWT), to every discerning mind that as the Secretary-General of JNI, nothing of such happened and nobody and or any party contacted us for the disbursement of any type of largesse.”

The body advised Muslims and the general public to disregard the information, describing it as false, baseless and without an iota of truth in it.

It warned that the JNI would certainly take legal action to protect its image, integrity, respect and honour if no genuine redress was made by those behind the script.

(NAN)


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  • share Idea

    12 billion Nairn is a huge money that can not be transferred without trace but you guys believed that 20 dollars could be stolen without trace.

    • HAMZA

      If you are still in doubt, just look at the picture of The President and The Sultan above, and educate yourself if the Sultan is the type of person that Jonathan can bribe with money or any other worldly thing!!!

      • Garden-City Boy

        Looks to me that there is a Ghana-must-go bagful of dollars in somewhere down the trajectory of the President’s sight. Is that what you are talking about? Even Sambo appears to be making a king of an eye at the President to direct the Sultan’s attention to the bag. I think you are quite right there.

      • share Idea

        I never suggested that money was given to JNI but was emphasing the way JNI felt and was telling people not to believe such story, that even if it had happened, that it could be easily traced. However, when so many people were alleging such occurrences like missing 20 billion dollars against GEJ and with all the explanations from GEJ, no one cared to look at reasons adduced by GEJ.

  • humm

    Ppl are starting to run for cover? Well, more gist about who got what , when and how much will soon trickle in. All I need is a popcorn and a comfortable chair to watch how the drama of our country’s loot unfolds. A lot of stolen fund “movie” is definitely coming at a theatre near us. lol

    • Psi Ciroma

      We are waiting for gist……please no one is too holy we are mortals and ts all just for FUUUUUUN!!

  • Masuqasa Jikan Usmanu

    Utter nonsense! The office and person of the Sultan can not, and indeed must not be dragged into the mud. Those with personal scores to settle should look at other places, Sokoto and His Eminence can not be bought!

    • Magenta

      No smoke without fire, Jonathan dashed out our money mercilessly n amounts too attractive even 2 sultan, something must have gone under see Namadi in the picture it tells u all as alleged

      • Arabakpura

        Money was shared all around Nigeria; the people that got the least (SE &SS) were the ones that voted the most for the PDP

        • Magenta

          Jonathan took all the money 2 south west not north the remaining to south east with nothing to ss yet got nothing

  • Psi Ciroma

    (0) (Reply) (Go Down)

    Dakuku Peterside Flashing Eze Nyesom Wike by youngalex(m): 10:14pmHAS ANYONE NOTICED THIS TREND?

    Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of APC is projected winner of the Presidential election, incumbent President Jonathan calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Samuel Ortom of APC is projected winner of Benue gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Suswan of PDP calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Mallam Nasir El-rufai of APC is projected winner of Kaduna’s gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Yero of PDP calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Ganduje of APC is projected winner in Adamawa, Nuhu Ribadu of PDP conceads defeat to him in a widely publicised press statement;

    Incumbent Gov. Ajimobi of Oyo state is projected winner, Alao-Akala of LP calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Incumbent Gov. Amosun is projected winner in Ogun, Gboyega of PDP calls to congratulate him in advance; etc, etc.

    Then the twist….

    Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of PDP sweeps the polls in Enugu state’s gubernatorial election, Okey Ezea of APC calls for cancellation of the results, alleges malpractices;

    Incumbent Gov. Dankwambo of PDP wins in Gombe, APC faithfuls burn down the Emirs palace;

    Sen. Pwajok of PDP is projected winner in Plateau state, Lalong of APC calls for outright cancellation;

    Udom Emmanuel of PDP is projected winner in Akwa-ibom state, Umana of APC calls for cancellation of the entire election;

    Nyesom Nwike of PDP is projected winner in Rivers state, incumbent Gov. Rotimi Amechi calls the election a sham, demands for outright cancellation of the entire exercise,PETERSIDE STILL FLASHING WIKE DOESN’T WANT TO CALL SO AS NOT TO DISOBEY HIS MASTER AMAECHI
    Fayose of PDP sweeps the entire House of Assembly seats in Ekiti state, APC alleges malpractices, calls for cancellation;

    Mimiko of PDP wins majority seats in the Ondo House of Assembly, APC rejects the outcome, calls for cancellation; etc, etc.

    • tundemash

      Mr. P D Pigs ,
      If your propaganda failed to deceive Nigerians before the election , of what use would it be this time around. Only a mad man keep doing same thing over and over again over and over again hoping to get a different result next time. Try a new trick in 4 years time; it is over for now. Go home.

    • tundemash

      Mr. P D Pigs,

      Here is another. No hiding for election riggers.

      www(dot)vanguardngr(dot)com/2015/04/international-observers-call-for-cancellation-of-rivers-gov-assembly-result/

      • GbemigaO

        My friend. What is international in Mr Humphrey Bekaren ?

        • tundemash

          My friend ,
          Mr. Humphrey Bekaren is as international as the EU observers unless you have issues with the colour of his skin though.

          • GbemigaO

            You atill did not answer the question. Itis just for my enlighhtment – is he really international. By internationally, I mean not a Nigeria. Just for my education ,biko. Please do not be annoyed sir.

          • tundemash

            I have answered your question mister and i do not see any annoyance in my answer.
            International in this perspective has nothing to do with the nationality of the person but with the organisation he/she represent. Check the name of the organisation. When Iweala was working for the World bank, does it make World Bank a Nigerian organisation when she speaks in that capacity ? Now stop being trivial and get on with life.

    • tundemash

      Mr. P D pigs,

      And here is another exposing your falsehood.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Hasn’t he done so very well…snubbing his President? Mullahs are that way, with over-blown ego, self-seeking, myopic, intolerant and greedy within whom fuming bigotry is bottled-up and waiting to pop like in a champagne bottle. Due to that gut-feeling of an exaggerated self-worth and importance, there is this conspicuous lack of simple courtesy in the mullah conduct and life-style; their is no appreciation of the fact that respect is mutual.
    In the mullah’s thinking, we the underlings and subjects of his sultanates must learn to catch cold each time he sneezes. You cannot imagine a thoroughbred rag-doll boasting about how he snubbed the President. And he things he deserves to be idolized.

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      Go and sleep, or is it this night you want to learn English?

    • tundemash

      Cl0wn … any sane person would snub a desperate Dumbo seeking to bribe for election favour !
      A President is no god that cannot be snubbed except at the creek !

    • pheliciti

      Bigot, even the Bible tells you to flee from all appearance of evil.

      • Joe

        What is evil?; I tell you, evil is what is going on in borno, yobe and part of adamawa state. Lucifer has taken the soul of Borno state. Not until you are in Maiduguri you may never know how devil seized a souls of men and women to perpetrate evil works.

  • Niakita Kresbin

    “How many trucks do you need to carry such amount? For the avoidance of doubt, I swear by Allah (SWT), to every discerning mind that as the
    Secretary-General of JNI, nothing of such happened and nobody and or any party contacted us for the disbursement of any type of largesse.” Case closed as far as I am concerned.

    • Joe

      Spiritual corruption is more dangerous than the material or monetary corruption. The religious fellows should be worried about their spiritual bankruptcy than taking money from whosoever. Before the elections, some folks claimed CAN received N6,000,000,000 and after elections another set of folks claimed JNI collected N12,000,000,000. May God continue to have mercy on His children.

  • Niyi Akinlabu

    Jonathan as a President should have been snubbed by all men of goodwill in this country. The brazen manner with which people carried out evil in his name was enough for anyone who cares about his integrity to avoid him. But there must be those who would sell their conscience for the betrayer’s ‘the 30 pieces of silver’.

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  • robo

    Otherwise brilliant Pesident was missled by traders in the East, Rascals in the West , pharisis of the South South , the identity challenged of the North Central and Deceivers of the North East and West

    • Swagger

      He was brilliant enough to see through their deceit you mean

  • nawawi

    JNI should take this very seriously,take legal action or let there be evidence, the case should not he settle out of court for all to know the truth