In the book, Okonjo Iweala accused Donald Duke for urging her not to serve in the Goodluck Jonathan administration
Following the accusation Okonjo Iweala made against Donald Duke in her new book, the former governor of Cross River has reacted. The former Minister of Finance, Okonjo Iweala just published a new book titled, “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous” which detailed her experience as a finance minister. In the book, Okonjo Iweala accused Donald Duke for urging her not to serve in the Goodluck Jonathan administration in order not deny Jonathan’s government credibility. Contrary to Duke’s opinion, she accepted to work with the government in 2011.
Duke took to twitter to react to Iweala’s accusation, he wrote, “It’s true I met with Ngozi when the rumors were swirling about her being considered for appointment. As “friends”, she having been literally dismissed from an earlier appointment as finance minister, I urged caution. I made no mention of adding or subtracting credibility to anyone or govt. It was “two friends” discussing careers. It ended there and she subsequently made her choice which I respected. However, I think it is in poor taste and demeaning of her to report a private conversation in whatever self laundering attempt she may be up to. With hindsight, I was vindicated, Ngozi, as Minister of Finance and Economy, despite massive revenue receipts, left Nigeria poorer than she met it.”Photo Credit: Getty, Donald Duke’s twitter