The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the National Assembly to,
upon resumption, assert itself and accede to demands by Nigerians to
investigate the widespread insecurity, economic depression, treasury
looting, abuse of office and violations that stamped the President
Muhammadu Buhari-led administration since May 2015.
The PDP urges the federal legislature to protect the interest of
millions of suffering Nigerians by invoking its powers under sections 88
and 89 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to recover the over N14
trillion stolen by government officials and leaders of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) in the last four years.
The PDP holds that a legislative action has become imperative, as the
Buhari Presidency has failed to give cogent explanation on the alleged
looting of over N9 trillion through sleazy oil contracts as detailed in
the leaked NNPC memo; a situation that directly points to officials
Nigerians also want the National Assembly to investigate the issues
surrounding the reported stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil
using 18 unregistered companies, as well as the alleged looting of over
N2.6 trillion in shady oil subsidy regime.
The PDP urges the National Assembly to also investigate the alleged
siphoning of $322m repatriated funds as well as the trillions of naira
stolen under shady projects such as the ‘tradermoni’ project, among
The party notes that only recently, the wife of Mr. President, Aisha
Buhari, raised the alarm that over N500 billion meant for poverty
alleviation under the APC-led government did not get to the designated
The PDP holds that the humongous looting under the Buhari administration
is directly responsible for the economic hardship Nigerians have been
subjected to in the last four years.
Our party therefore urges the National Assembly to save the nation by
recovering and channeling the stolen funds towards the welfare of
Nigerians, while the culprits face the law.
Furthermore, the PDP implores the federal legislators to stand on the
side of suppressed Nigerians by immediately investigating the roles
played by the APC-led administration on issues related to the clashes
and bloodletting in various parts of the country as well as the reported
cases of widespread human rights violations, including illegal arrests,
detention, torture and alleged disappearances as detailed in the reports
by the United States Department of State and other international bodies.
The PDP insists that the National Assembly, as the only legitimate
representative of the people at the national level today, should ensure
that the cabal in the Buhari Presidency and the APC do not succeed in
their prolonged effort to sweep these humongous looting and violations
under the carpet.
National Publicity Secretary