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Goodluck Jonathan Demands Apology From UK Newspaper

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Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to a report by former editor of the The Sun newspapers, UK, Kelvin Mackenzie claiming that he bought a property in Surrey for £15 million.

Jonathan denied owning any house in the UK, even as he has asked the newspaper and Mr Mackenzie to retract the publication and apologise to him.

A statement issued by Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, read:“Nothing could be further from the truth. Dr Goodluck Jonathan takes pride in the fact that he does not have any property or accounts outside Nigeria. He stated this publicly while in office and his commitment to Nigeria’s economy remains total even after he left power.

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”As the Nigerian President who signed the Freedom of Information bill into law, Dr. Jonathan is well aware that the United Kingdom is a nation with good record keeping at county and national levels and as such, it will not take a serious and responsible media long to verify ownership of property before rushing to the press with potentially libellous publications.

”It is hoped that this publication will correct its error and do a retraction and that other media will likewise follow up on this story to put the lie to the details it contains.”

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