It was gathered that the former President arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Wednesday before heading for his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
He arrived on the eve of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Ogoni in Rivers state. Buhari will paying his second visit to the Niger Delta since he took over from Jonathan, to flag-off clean-up of oil spills in the area.
An associate of the former President, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that Jonathan had arrived Nigeria.
He said, “I have spoken with the ex-President and he said that he had returned to the country.”
Jonathan had on May 23 dismissed a report that he was on exile in Cote d’Ivoire.
A report by national newspaper had indicated that. Jonathan had been given asylum in that Francophone country because of the fear of arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
But on May 23 Jonathan had denied the report saying, “I’m not on exile.