The marketing campaign workplace of President Muhammadu Buhari has mentioned that the candidate of the foremost opposition , PDP, Atiku Abubakar, would have been in jail if the Nigerian system was working effectively.
The marketing campaign workplace was reacting to Mr Abubakar’s response to a press release by Mr Buhari that his struggle in opposition to corruption is transferring on slowly due to the prevailing system within the nation.
Mr Abubakar mentioned Mr Buhari is the one that’s gradual and never the system. He additionally accused the president of permitting corruption to thrive below his watch.
The spokesperson of the Buhari marketing campaign, Festus Keyamo, in a press release Wednesday night mentioned if the system is certainly working effectively, the previous vice chairman would have been in jail for his alleged previous corrupt endeavours.
Our consideration has been drawn to a press release credited to the Presidential Candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar disputing the assertion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the system in Nigeria permits corruption to thrive as a result of the system is gradual in tackling corruption. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar additional blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for perceived failure in addressing some situations of ‘corrupt practices’ below his watch.
Allow us to remind Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that he is likely one of the best beneficiaries of the failed system in tackling corruption that was in place earlier than President Muhammadu Buhari took over in 2015. We all know he’s conscious of this, therefore his newest diatribe in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari quantities to nothing however disgusting grandstanding and an try to mock the system.
If the system in Nigeria was certainly working, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wouldn’t have acquired substantial shares in INTELS in clear battle of his duties as a Customs Officer while in workplace. These shares would have belonged to the Nigerian folks by now.
If the system in Nigeria was certainly working, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wouldn’t have run a monopolistic firm referred to as INTELS all these years, ripping off the Nigerian folks and the Nigerian State earlier than Muhammadu Buhari got here and broke that monopoly.
If the system was working, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would have been prosecuted and jailed for numerous acts of corruption and abuse of workplace after he left workplace as Vice President, a few of that are:
(a) For himself and his boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, granting themselves licenses to construct universities as President and Vice President while in workplace in clear breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers. These Universities would have been probed, seized and transferred to the Nigeria State and the Nigerian folks by now.
(b) Laundering slush funds to the USA of America utilizing phoney firms, a part of which was used to fund his current American College in Adamawa State by which he’s additionally extorting Nigerians by exorbitant charges. It’s public information that this indictment is contained in a US Congressional Report that has led to the prosecution and conviction of his accomplices within the US, that are William Jefferson and Siemens. They have been convicted below a system that works, while he has been strolling free in Nigeria and even aspiring to the best workplace within the land. It’s also public information that his ban from coming into the USA was on account of these indictments.
(c) His indictment and suggestion for prosecution by the Report of the EFCC over the PTDF scandal while he was Vice President.
We have now additionally learn with eager curiosity the case filed in opposition to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar by some public spirited Nigerians alleging that he by no means paid his Private Revenue Taxes as at when due, but he needs to ‘get Nigeria working once more’. On this regard, we’re additionally difficult Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to publicly show his Private Revenue Tax receipts for the three years previous 2018 to indicate that he didn’t simply run to FIRS in 2018 to pay his backlog of Private Revenue Taxes.
For the knowledge of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, President Muhammadu Buhari’s gallant efforts in tackling corruption headlong has led to the conviction of the President’s personal males and ex-governors who served below PDP and for acts they dedicated while in PDP. 703 individuals and establishments have been convicted by the EFCC below the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari since 2015. The largest recoveries of stolen public funds within the historical past of Nigeria are being carried out by President Muhammadu Buhari.
These recoveries have been made out of principally his males who now want to lead Nigeria with him. A few of these recoveries/seizures/forfeitures (interim and ultimate) are:
(a) 407 Mansions since 2015.
(b) N794 Billion, over $261 Million Dollars, 1.1 Million Kilos Sterling, 8.1 Million Euros,
(c) 259 Cars.
(d) A totally purposeful hospital, St. Solomon Well being Care Centre at 24, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja Lagos e.t.c.
There are such a lot of different situations too quite a few to say. These are a world aside from the few situations of the reluctant struggle in opposition to corruption that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar claimed occurred below his watch as Vice President. Throughout his time, there was a contest for corruption between himself, his boss and public officers.
We additionally urge the PDP to cease making wild, unsubstantiated allegations of corruption with no modicum of proof. We have now no time to reply to any allegation by the PDP with out the backing of some type of doc or proof. Once we see some scintilla of proof, we will reply appropriately. And that’s how we’ve handled the latest allegation of acquisition of shares in Etisalat and Keystone Financial institution by some supposed ‘relations’ of the President. No title was talked about and no doc was proven.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar newest journey in attempting to face shoulder-to-shoulder in issues of integrity with President Muhammadu Buhari is a political suicide mission from which we thought his handlers would have tried to steer him away. However alas! They’ve determined to check the waters. Domestically and internationally President Muhammadu Buhari stands a number of miles away from Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in issues of integrity.
When the President used all his life in public workplace constructing a status and a reputation, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar used all his life in public workplace to construct mansions and purchase private wealth. Now Judgment Day has come when the credentials wanted by the Nigerian folks for the best workplace usually are not the buildings and wealth however the easy high quality of integrity.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar can’t eat his cake and have it.