The Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration (PDP) has alerted Nigerians of “determined efforts” via the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) management to divert consideration from the stench of huge corruption in its govt.
PDP stated it has famous the blackmails, intimidation and threats coming from govt quarters, in a bid to frustrate whistleblowers and truncate on-going uncovering of in style corruption in ministries, departments and businesses, beneath the APC management, for which Nigerians can’t wait to peer the go out of this birthday celebration of horrendous looters.
The spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a remark on Wednesday, stated one in every of such antics via this management was once the Tuesday, July 28, 2020 press convention via the Minister of Data, Lai Mohammed, through which he dared Nigerians, specifically whistleblowers, regardless of revelations of rampant corruption nearly in all facets of presidency beneath the APC.
He wired that PDP was once no longer stunned that this corrupt management resorted to distortion of information and bold of electorate when its officers from the highest to the ground are all dirty within the foul potage of corruption.
“It’s ridiculous that this management seeks to assert credit score for the investigation and unearthing of fraud within the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) when it’s already public wisdom that the investigation handiest got here on account of force fixed via our birthday celebration and different Nigerians. That is extra in order the corruption within the EFCC beneath the APC had reached an embarrassing crescendo that it would now not be hid.
“We problem the APC federal govt to present account of the N800 billion, which Lai Mohammed claimed to had been recovered, particularly given allegations that recovered monies had been re-looted and shared amongst topmost officers of the Buhari management and APC leaders. Somewhat than resorting to false efficiency claims, the expectancy of Nigerians is this management would have despatched Lai Mohammed to apologise for this show of gross abuse of place particularly because it pertains to the struggle in opposition to corruption.
“We additional invite Nigerians to notice that Lai Mohammed, in his press convention, admitted that he may no longer cross into the main points of the more than a few corruption problems within the Niger Delta Building Fee (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Consider Fund (NSITF), EFCC and different businesses. Our birthday celebration holds that that is an evasion of gory stories of direct stealing, treasury looting and barefaced embezzlements via govt officers and APC leaders as already uncovered in on-going investigations on the Nationwide Meeting and on the presidential panel.
“With this stunning suppression of data associated with corrupt practices, via no different individual than the minister of data, Nigerians and the arena at massive are now not doubtful that concealment of corruption in ministries, division and businesses is an reputable coverage of the APC management as a result of their leaders are concerned. This is identical reason why the APC and its govt had suppressed the prosecution of officers indicted within the N90 billion stolen from the Federal Inland Earnings Carrier (FIRS) through which most sensible contributors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been discussed.
“That is along with the suppression of prosecution of APC leaders concerned within the reported looting of N33billion from the Nationwide Emergency Control Company (NEMA), the stealing of over N18 billion from the rehabilitation of IDPs within the Northeast in addition to the over N25 billion from the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme (NHIS) amongst others. In fact, the APC has no longer denied that it’s the headquarters of corruption and in addition had not anything to mention to studies via respected global organizations, together with the Transparency World (TI) that corruption had worsened beneath this management.
“If the Buhari management is certainly preventing corruption, Nigerians marvel why it has no longer addressed the involvement of APC leaders within the alleged looting of over N14 trillion, together with the N9.6 trillion ($25 billion) as detailed within the leaked NNPC memo; the over N1trillion price of crude oil the usage of 18 unregistered firms related to APC leaders in addition to the sleaze in fraudulent oil subsidy regime. We additionally problem the minister of data to tell Nigerians why this management has failed to deal with the direct allegation via the First Woman, Aisha Buhari, that the N500bn supposed for Social Funding Program beneath this management was once diverted to non-public handbags.”
“Moreover, we problem Lai Mohammed to call the ones at the back of the $2.five billion (N1.175 trillion) Chinese language Gates oil robbery scandal, through which officers of this management had been imagined to had been concerned. We additionally problem the minister to call the ones at the back of the looting in NEMA, NHIS, FIRS North East Building Fee and the NDDC. Additionally, in doing that, Lai Mohammed will have to additionally be offering some explanations on his alleged position within the reported Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC) N2.five billion fraud, for which Nigerians had demanded his investigation via the ICPC.”
PDP stated Nigerians have no longer additionally forgotten how the country was once defrauded with a fictitious Nigeria Air which handiest flew on the web beneath the watch of this management.
It added that Nigerians already know that because of the extent of corruption, the 8 years of this management will finally end up as a wasted technology and failure at the economic system, safety, schooling, healthcare, city building and different vital sectors.