The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenges President Muhammadu Buhari
to showcase his much touted integrity by allowing an open investigation
of his associates and close relatives, who were mentioned in serial
looting of public resources.
The party says that in a bid to further conceal the sleazes of the
Buhari Presidency, the Presidency handlers have gagged the confession of
one Amina Mohammed, paraded by the Department of State Services (DSS),
who revealed in her open confession that persons close to President
Muhammadu Buhari were involved in serial fraud and looting of public
resources under official cover.
Having reviewed all these issues, including the lame denials by those
mentioned by the suspect, as well as the failure of the security agency
to allow the suspect to complete her open confession, the PDP challenges
President Buhari to order an open hearing into the matter, if, indeed,
the Presidency has nothing to hide.
The party also challenges President Buhari to immediately make public
the report of the investigation of the former aide of the First Lady,
Mr. Baba-Inna, who was arrested in September this year, over accusations
of receiving N2.5 billion as donations from politicians, businessmen and
women on behalf of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
Our party holds that President Buhari cannot be parading himself as Mr.
Integrity while condoning acts of corruption by his associates and close
relatives as well as a cabal in his presidency, which the First Lady had
even alluded to, if he is not directly benefiting from those sleazes
The PDP also dares President Buhari to make public the official report
allegedly indicting his Presidency on the siphoning of over N11 trillion
in the petroleum sector, including the N9 trillion oil sleaze detailed
in the leaked memo at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Furthermore, the Buhari Presidency should allow an open inquest into the
alleged diversion of defence funds, including part of the $1 billion
drawn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for purchase of military
hardware and welfare of our soldiers, to fund his ill-fated re-election
The PDP also challenges President Buhari to make public the report of
the looting of over N33 billion meant for the purchase of food for
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as another N18 billion IDP
fund, discovered by the Senate, to have been diverted to APC interests.
It is unfortunate that President Buhari has allowed the festering of
sundry racketeering and abuse of fiscal process in his presidency, a
situation, which casts a long shadow on his acclaimed integrity as a
Unless President Buhari allows an open inquest on his associates and
close relatives involved in alleged treasury looting, he lacks all moral
standing to seek re-election by Nigerians, who have been bearing the
brunt of his misrule in the last three and half years.
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Council