A defence Witness, Anthony Okeke, in the ongoing trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, told an Abuja Federal High Court on Monday that former President, Goodluck Jonathan was seen as ineffective and unserious.
Okeke, a lawyer and member of the PDP served the party in several capacities both at the zonal and national level, among which is the publicity sub-committee of the 2011 Presidential election.
He also served the party as its acting National Publicity Secretary between June 20, 2013 till September of the same year.
Okeke in his evidence said the former President did all he could to launder his battered image.
He said, ” The President of the party who is the leader may direct the disbursement of funds.
“There was the impression that Jonathan was an ineffective and unserious President. He needed a lot of consultancy and media outfits to change his image.
“Jonathan was determined to do everything possible to launder his battered image.
“After Metuh came on board, there was an improvement on Jonathan’s battered image.
Okeke said prior to the 2011 Presidential election, there was serious paucity of funds, adding that the party was owing so many media houses.
Okeke revealed that he did not handover a rich treasury to Metuh.
“At the end of my tenure, I did not leave any money for the first defendant,” Okeke said.