The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the recent reports of massive
treasury looting allegedly involving persons close to President
Muhammadu Buhari, has further exposed his administration as a putrid
citadel of corruption.
The PDP tasks the Buhari Presidency not to keep quiet but offer
explanation to allegations in the media space that certain officials and
individuals close to the Presidency defrauded our nation of the sum of
N51 billion out of which N2.5 billion was wired to a member of Mr.
President’s immediate family.
In the same vein, the PDP challenges the Buhari Presidency to speak out
on allegations, also in the public space, that 122 posh properties,
valued at over N1.6 trillion and seized by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC), were shared and allocated to cronies on the
directives of the Presidency.
The Buhari Presidency should not pretend not to be aware that the media
is awash with reports that a known confidant of Mr. President and
certain officials of the Nigerian Customs defrauded our nation to the
tune of N51 billion under a hazy “Revenue Assurance Fund”, out of which
N2.5 billion was reported to have been transferred to a foundation
allegedly owned by a female member of the President’s immediate family.
This close confidant, who is alleged to be fronting for certain
individuals close to the President in scandalous contracts running into
billions of naira in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) among other government agencies,
was arrested at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom in 2019, for
alleged passport scam and laundering of 200,000 pounds allegedly
belonging to a particularly relation of Mr. President.
On the EFCC scandal, the Buhari Presidency should come clean on how the
anti-graft agency was hijacked to become an instrument of treasury
looting and corrupt enrichment for fraudulent friends and officials of
the Buhari administration.
It is indeed appalling that such impunity and barefaced looting are
going on under an administration that came into governance with an
assurance of fighting corruption, only to end up swimming in an ocean of
The PDP asks the Buhari Presidency to end its silence as the issues are
already in the public domain, with Nigerians demanding for
The PDP therefore demands that the Buhari Presidency should order an
immediate and open investigation into the allegations into these
duplicitous enterprises for which persons connected to the Presidency
have again been mentioned.