Jonathan decries fake online version of his book, Gov. Shettima calls it "an elementary book of fiction"

Barely 72 hours after the lauching of his new book, "My Transition Hours", former president Goodluck Jonathan has warned the public over a fake online version of the book.

In a tweet on Thursday via his official twitter account, the former president wrote: "We have just been informed that a fake document contrived by mischief makers is being passed
on as the e-version and hard copy of the just launched ‘#MyTransitionHours’".

"Also, note that the e-copy of #MyTransitionHours ’is not being marketed, as such, the fake online version could only have been created by those out to deceive the unsuspecting public."

"We advise the general public to ignore such publication as the chapters and contents are not the same as the book publicly presented two days ago in Abuja. #MyTransitionHours"

In a related news, Kashim Shettima, the Governor of Borno State has described the publication as an “elementary book of fictions”.

Gov. Shettima said reading the book shows the ex-president "still lives with poor understanding of issues under his presidency" accusing Jonathan of trying to sweep incontrovertible facts on the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls under the carpet following allegations made in the book against him and the  All Progressives Congress of being involved in the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls.

Shettima disclosed this in a statement by his spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau.

The statement read: “The former President’s elementary book of tales fell short of the courage required of him to publish findings by his own panel in chapter four of his book.

“The whole of Tuesday night, I took the pains of reading His Excellency, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s book, ‘My Transition Hours,’ from the first to the 177th page. I took particular interest in chapter four (the Chibok schoolgirls affair) which has 42 paragraphs written from pages 27 to 36. I was amused that despite admitting in paragraph 15 that he had (in May 2014) constituted a Presidential Fact-Finding Committee under Brigadier-General Ibrahim Sabo and many others “to investigate” the Chibok abduction, former President Jonathan refused to mention any part or whole of the findings by that panel which had submitted a highly investigative report to him on Friday, June 20, 2014, after the panel held investigative meetings with the then Chiefs of Defence Staff; Army Staff; Air Staff; the Director-General, Department of State Services and Inspector General of Police, met all security heads in Borno, visited Chibok, met with parents of abducted schoolgirls, met surviving students, interrogated officials of the school and the supervising ministry of education, interrogated officials of West African Examinations Council and analysed all correspondences.

“What has become very clear is that the former President decided to sit on facts in his custody while he published, in an elementary standard, a book of fictions designed to pass guilty verdicts to anyone but himself, with respect to the open failures of his administration to rescue our daughters and in tackling the Boko Haram challenges,” Shettima was quoted by his spokesman.

The governor urged the former president to publish another book containing facts that were presented to him, by his own multi-agency/stakeholder fact-finding panel on the Chibok abduction, rather than the fiction he made public on Tuesday.



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