President Goodluck Jonathan is currently at loggerheads with some ex-ministers over his response to their ongoing trials with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) over a $1.2 billion arms deal.
PoliticsNGR has learnt that some of the ministers are locked in a cold war with Jonathan for reportedly abandoning them after the EFCC effected their arrests.
According to the Nation, the ex-ministers want the former president to confess to the disbursement of the funds and negotiate a plea agreement with President Muhammadu Buhari. But Jonathan is said to be surprised by the revelations made by the EFCC during the course of its investigations and wants the law to run its full course. The source said;
“Our camp has broken into two. The ex-President is on one side and the embattled ex-ministers is on the other.The cold war is a result of the ongoing arrest and trial of some former ministers and aides of Jonathan.
Some of the ex-ministers and aides are angry that Jonathan was not owning up or rising in their defence over the allegations levelled against them.
Some of them are feeling bad that Jonathan has neither hired lawyers to defend them nor met with President Muhammadu Buhari for a plea bargain on some cases.A few others accuse him of not taking care of their families while they were in detention,”.