PDP Reacts To Buhari’s Threat To Looters.
The Peoples Democratic Party has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to start the implementation of his threat to jail treasury looters with those affected within APC.
The party maintained that the President’s action would show integrity if the investigation and prosecution start with members of the All Progressives Congress.
Naija News recalls Buhari had on arrival from his London vacation on Saturday, threatened to jail more people involved in looting the nation’s treasury.
In PDP’s reaction to Buhari’s statement, the party specifically asked the President to start by investigating the National Chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun.
The party also dared President Buhari extend the investigation and prosecution to the recently sacked former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Lawal Daura; a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, and the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof Yusuf Usman.
PDP’s position is contained in a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.
He said, “The PDP further challenge President Buhari to allow an investigation into the alleged frittering of over N11tn in the petroleum sector under his direct supervision as minister, including the alleged N9tn illegal oil contract as detailed in the leaked presidency memo, the alleged N1.4tn corrupt subsidy regime and alleged diversion of N1.1tn worth of crude oil, using 18 illegal companies allegedly linked to the Presidency cabal and the APC chieftains.
“The President should also allow the investigation of his ministers, who as former governors, were indicted in stealing billions of naira belonging to their states, particularly, a former governor, who was indicted by his state for allegedly diverting over N40bn to finance APC’s 2015 Presidential campaign.
“Mr President must also investigate how billions of naira allegedly moved from parastatals under his Petroleum Ministry to finance the failed attempt to change the leadership of the National Assembly as well as the certificate scandals among his ministers and special advisers and jail all those involved.
“These are the people Nigerians have been expecting President Buhari to investigate, prosecute and if found wanting send to jail.
“Unfortunately, Mr President has been pursuing perceived political enemies, and innocent opposition members while dining and wining with corrupt persons, a development that has completely called to question the integrity of his anti-corruption fight.”
Ologbondiyan added that since the President Buhari came into office, he had been attracting to himself, “all manner of corrupt persons and giving them the perfume of sainthood, once they identify with his APC.”