Former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has spoken on the invitation extended to his former boss by the House on Reps to testify in the ongoing Malabu oil deal probe.
Omokri said it was a “distraction” from President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence.
He tweeted: “When you do not see the President that is leading you today, you will want to cause distraction by summoning the one who led you yesterday.”
Recall that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, had in April urged the House of Representatives, to compel Jonathan to appear before it over the controversy surrounding the OPL 245 Malabu oil deal.
Chairman of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the fraudulent Malabu oil deal, Razak Atunwa, on Wednesday explained that only the immediate past President can resolve the crisis surrounding the controversial Malabu oil deal, also known as OPL 245.
Speaking during a press briefing by the committee, Atunwa said Jonathan’s appearance was key to unraveling the alleged corruption, malpractices and breach of due process in the award of OPL 245.