Press Statement

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.


Kola Ologbondiyan
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Council