The People’s Democratic Party PDP has challenged the presidency to make known, prove of the recovered N800 billion naira which the minister for information Alhaji Lai Mohammed claimed to have been recovered, especially given allegations that recovered monies have been re-looted and shared among topmost officials of the Buhari administration and APC leaders.
The party through its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in Abuja said it was ridiculous that the Buhari led administration seeks to claim credit for the investigation and unearthing of fraud in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when it is already public knowledge that the investigation only came as a result of pressure mounted by the party and other Nigerians.
“We challenge the APC federal government to give account of the N800 billion, which Lai Mohammed claimed to have been recovered, especially given allegations that recovered monies have been re-looted and shared among topmost officials of the Buhari administration and APC leaders. Rather than resorting to false performance claims, the expectation of Nigerians is that this administration would have sent Lai Mohammed to apologise for this display of gross abuse of position especially as it relates to the fight against corruption.
“We further invite Nigerians to note that Lai Mohammed, in his press conference, admitted that he could not go into the details of the various corruption issues in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), EFCC and other agencies. Our party holds that this is an evasion of gory tales of direct stealing, treasury looting and barefaced embezzlements by government officials and APC leaders as already exposed in on-going investigations at the National Assembly and at the presidential panel,” the statement read in part.
The PDP said with the shocking suppression of information related to corrupt practices, by no other person than the minister of information, Nigerians and the world at large were no longer in doubt that concealment of corruption in ministries, department and agencies is an official policy of the APC administration because their leaders are involved