PDP Mocks Buhari over 2.5bn scandal

PDP Mocks Buhari, Says First Lady Is Entangled
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenges President
Muhammadu Buhari to show his zero tolerance for corruption by
allowing for an open inquest into the N2.5 billion scandal, in which
the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has already been entangled; instead
of the spirited effort by the Presidency to suppress a matter that is
already in public domain.
The party said that nothing is more scandalous than the fact that
while President Buhari is in the United Nations (UN) General
Assembly in New York mouthing his war against corruption, a huge
broth of corruption, in which his wife is mentioned, is simmering
under his own roof.
President Buhari, by now, must have learnt that Nigerians are not
buying the lame denial by our First Lady, who had rushed to town
to disown her detained security aide, Sani Baba Inna, just because
the lid is off the can of worms.
This scandal has further vindicated the stand of the PDP that
President Buhari presides over a government of corruption, where
his close relatives, officials and a cabal of associates are
enmeshed in sleazy deals but parading as saints.
It is instructive to note that the First Lady has already admitted
that her detained security aide defrauded “unsuspecting
associates and officials”, a position which inadvertently exposes
the attempt by the Police to conceal the matter.
The PDP and indeed Nigerians have always pointed to the very
expensive lifestyle and personal effects, including posh jewelries,
daily paraded by close relatives of Mr. President, thus belying
gimmicks and stunts of the first family being saintly and pro-poor.
Also, there have been allegations of acquisitions of sprawling and
choice property in Nigeria and other countries by persons close to
the President.
Since the First Lady, in her statement, confessed that her security
aide defrauded “unsuspecting associates and officials”, the PDP
demands that the aide be promptly docked in an open court and
given the opportunity to defend himself and expose his
accomplices in the alleged fraud.
It is common knowledge that aides of former Presidents and those
of former First Ladies are currently facing trial in open court over
similar allegations and this should not be an exception.
The PDP, however, hopes that the detained aide will not be
‘escorted’ out of the country to prevent him from opening up, as
was the case of disgraced former minister of finance, Kemi
Moreover, the PDP invites Nigerians to note that the Presidency
has suddenly gone dumb on a N2.5 billion fraud under its roof.
Does this not amount to admittance of complicity by the Buhari
Presidency, which is becoming notorious as a den of certificate
forgers and persons of questionable character.
The PDP therefore holds that since issues have been joined and
high profile personalities in the Presidency named, it hopes this
matter will not be swept under the carpet.

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  1. Thank u Mr president

  2. ok

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