Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said some persons were out to malign him, out of frustration with his rising national and international profile.
Reacting to reports linking him with militancy, the former president said he has clean records and has been of diligent service to the country.
Jonathan said some people who have “scores to settle” with him are feeling frustrated by his rising profile within and outside the country.
“Some misguided characters are hell-bent on pulling down the former president, despite his clear record of diligent service to his country and longstanding commitment to the good of society,” read a statement issued on behalf of the former president by Ikechukwu Eze, his media aide.
“There is no doubt that there exists such people who may have scores to settle with the former President but are now feeling frustrated by the fact that his national and international profile has continued to rise, despite their recourse to muckraking and character assassination.
“Such people will stop at nothing to continue to throw obstacles, albeit futilely, on his path.”