August 19, 2018
PDP Welcomes Buhari’s Declaration To Jail Looters, Challenges Him To Start With Oshiomhole, Lawal, Others
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari’s
renewed declaration to jail treasury looters but challenged him to show
integrity by starting with immediate investigation and prosecution of
the factional National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC),
Adams Oshiomhole and a host of other indicted persons in his presidency,
who he is currently covering.
The party challenged President Buhari to also allow an investigation
into the alleged stealing of billions of naira by his allies and party
chieftains, including the sacked former Director General of the
Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, his former Secretary to
the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Executive
Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Yusuf
President Buhari should immediately allow the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence Oshiomhole’s investigation, which
has been stalled despite his indictment for allegedly stealing billions
of naira belonging to Edo state.
The PDP further challenged President Buhari to allow an investigation
into the alleged frittering of over N11 trillion in the petroleum
sector, under his direct supervision as minister, including the alleged
N9 trillion illegal oil contract as detailed in the leaked presidency
memo, the alleged N1.4 trillion corrupt subsidy regime and alleged
diversion of N1.1 trillion worth crude oil using 18 illegal companies
allegedly linked to Presidency cabal and APC chieftains.
The President should also allow the investigation of his ministers, who
as former governors, were indicted of stealing billions of naira
belonging to their states, particularly, a former governor, who was
indicted by his state for allegedly diverting over N40 billion 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 sent 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.
Since President Buhari came into office, he has not allowed any
investigation into the corrupt activities under his Presidency, instead
he has been attracting to himself, all manner of corrupt persons and
giving them the perfume of sainthood, once they identify with his APC.
National Publicity Secretary