‘Where Is President Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption?

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‘Where Is President Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption?

Press Conference By The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), today Monday, 
August 6, 2018, at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja.

‘Where Is President Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption?

Gentlemen of the press, we have called you up today to, through you
raise serious posers for which we demand immediate response from
President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC),
whose administration has scammed Nigerians and the international
community in the last three years.

President Buhari and his APC deceived Nigerians to secure power on the
promise of transparency, accountability and zero tolerance for
corruption. Little did Nigerians then realize that they had boarded a
“one chance bus” driven by vicious and vengeful liars, scammers and a
falsehearted and heavily corrupt leaders, parading as saints and
messiahs.

The Buhari Presidency and the APC-led Federal Government have been doing
all to divert public attention from their ocean of corruption and
primitive stealing including launching a brutal attack on the
opposition, hounding innocent Nigerians for no just cause and seizing
the airwaves to brand everybody else as corrupt, while underneath they
shamelessly pillage our nation’s resources, stealing money in trillion,
under President Buhari’s official cover.

Today, the Buhari Presidency has been busted. Today, the very leader,
who hitherto paraded as pro-poor and saintly has now been exposed to be
at the head of the most corrupt administration that our nation ever had
since independence.

If President Buhari and his Presidency are not corrupt; if the APC is
not a party of corruption, the PDP challenges them to address Nigerians
on their complicit in the exposed acts of humongous corruption thriving
in the high places under their watch.

*The PDP challenges President Buhari to explain why his anti-corruption
fight has not been extended to investigate the corruption from the
leaked memo detailing alleged underhand oil contracts to the tune of N9
trillion ($25billion dollars) at the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC) and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, which are
under the direct supervision President Buhari as Minister of Petroleum
Resources. Why has investigation into this scam been suppressed?

*The PDP challenges President Buhari to explain to Nigerians whose
interest he is protecting by refusing to allow an independent inquest
into the alleged corruption in the handling of the N1.4 trillion oil
subsidy regime allegedly involving officials at the Presidency,
particularly those benefiting from alleged N58 hidden tax per liter
which Nigerians have continued to bear since the fuel price increased
from PDP subsidized cost of N87 to presumably unsubsidized cost of N145.

*The PDP challenges President Buhari and the APC to explain whose
interests they are protecting by suppressing investigation into the
alleged use of 18 unregistered companies to lift and divert N1.1
trillion worth of crude oil in 2017. Who are the owners of these
companies? Are the companies linked to President Buhari or any of his
relatives or even APC leaders?

*Furthermore, the PDP challenges the Buhari Presidency and the APC to
explain to the world why his anti-corruption fight has not been extended
to the internationally reported diversion and alleged stealing of N18
billion out of the N48 billion approved by the National Assembly for the
rehabilitation of millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and
rebuilding of six northeast states ravaged by insurgency in the 2017
budget.

Can the Buhari Presidency and APC claim to be unaware of the damning
report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a public
document which detailed how officials were using bulk of the resources
meant for the IDPs on contracts that were found to have immensely
benefitted officials of the APC Government including the sacked
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal?

Can the Presidency and the APC claim to be unaware of the motion by
Senator Baba Kaka Garba from Borno Central, who exposed how persons,
known to have connections with the APC, fraudulently cornered N1.2
billion from the Federal Government under the guise of supplying items
to IDPs?

*The PDP challenges the Presidency to explain why his ‘famed’
anti-corruption dragnet has not been cast on the National Health
Insurance Scheme (NHIS) despite widely reports of alleged stealing of
over N25 billion meant for the health need of the people from the
account of the Scheme in the Treasury Single Account (TSA) by APC
agents.

Can President Buhari, the African Union anti-corruption champion,
explain why his Presidency recalled and reinstated the indicted
Executive Secretary of the Scheme, Prof. Usman Yakubu, while he was
still being quizzed by the EFCC for alleged corruption?

*The PDP and Nigerians would also want President Buhari to explain why
his anti-corruption crusade has not been directed to the discovery of
unremitted revenue from sale of crude by the NNPC under his watch as
well as the undisclosure of revenue accruable to states for which there
have been deadlock at the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC).
Why are these areas immune from the anti-corruption fight or are the
interests at the highest places involved in the messy deals.

*Moreover, it is a settled saying that birds of the same feathers flock
together. The fact that President Buhari comfortably surrounds himself
with persons indicted for corruption, sundry frauds, common scams as
well as forgeries is very revealing on the phoniness of his
administration’s fight against corruption.

*President Buhari has no other explanation for engaging and rewarding
corrupt individuals as ministers, including a certain individual whose
state’s judicial panel of inquiry had in 2015 issued a government white
paper indicting him of looting over N90 billion through alleged illegal
sale of the assets belonging to the state. After all, the said white
paper further alleged that N40 billion out of the looted N90 billion was
diverted for APC’s 2015 Presidential campaigns.

*It is no longer news that one Obono-Obla, President Buhari’s Special
Assistant on Prosecution and Chairman, Special Investigation Panel for
the Recovery of Public Property in Buhari’s anti-corruption team has
been indicted for forging his WAEC certificate, yet his boss, Mr.
Integrity has refused to investigate him.

*The same goes for Buhari’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who has
been accused of dodging her compulsory national service and allegedly
forged the NYSC Exemption Certificate. Despite her inability to deny the
allegation, she is still the minister of finance under Mr. Clean.

Currently, the Buhari Presidency in its corrupt proclivity is seeking to
force the reopening of the Senate contrary to Section 12 of the Senate
Standing Rules for which the Presidency and the APC are offering
lawmakers from both chambers an inducement of the sum of $1 million each
with the aim of impeaching Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy
Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

The PDP has been informed that one of the heads of the security agencies
is the arrow head of the Buhari Presidency’s agents charged to
coordinate this heinous design, which has the unlimited capacity to
throw our nation into anarchy and ultimately destroy our hard-earned
democracy.

The question today is, where is President Buhari’s fight against
corruption?

The APC and Buhari Presidency has turned Nigeria into their cash cow
while manipulating our laws and rules to favour their selfish designs.

However, the PDP restates a commitment to the Nigerian people to expose
the Buhari administration and fight for the unity, stability,
indivisibly and prosperity of our dear nation.

Nigeria belongs to all of us and nobody, no matter how highly placed has
the right to continue to subvert our laws, beguile, intimidate or even
attempt to subjugate our citizens at any time.

Thank you

PDP National Secretariat, Abuja
August 6, 2018

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