President Goodluck Jonathan says there is no truth in a report that he and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP spent two trillion naira for campaigns ahead of the just-concluded general elections.
He also denied setting up a committee to conduct an audit of how the elections funds were disbursed by party members and state officials.
President Jonathan made the clarification in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Doctor Reuben Abati.
Doctor Abati, who was reacting to a Newspaper report titled, Jonathan demands two trillion naira election funds refund, audit, described it as mischievous, false and embarrassing.
The presidential spokesman said with the country’s budget being a little above four trillion naira, the story suggested that half of the federal budget was spent on elections.
This insinuation, he argued, was meant to incite the public and instigate a national crisis.
Doctor Abati said the Presidency is worried that since the March twenty-eight and April eleven elections, some persons have continued to work very hard to diminish the Jonathan Presidency.
He said such people needed to be reminded that the time for politics was over and it is time to focus on the in-coming government, with emphasis on national development.