PDP To APC: Account For N10tn Stolen By Your Leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party challenged the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress to immediately account for over N10tn public fund allegedly stolen by APC leaders and members of the Buhari Presidency cabal.

The PDP, in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the APC and the Presidency had been playing saint.

The opposition party said the APC members had been frittering trillions of naira to finance their opulent lifestyles and political interests, even under the watch of the African Union Anti-Corruption champion.

The PDP asked the Presidency to address Nigerians on the leaked memo detailing corrupt oil contracts to the tune of N9tn ($25bn) at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

It noted that the two government institutions were under President Muhammadu Buhari’s direct supervision as Minister of Petroleum Resources.

The PDP also challenged the APC and the Presidency to come clear on the widely reported stealing of N1.1tn ($3.5bn) worth of crude oil by APC interests operating with seven ghost companies.

It said, “This is in addition to the looting from the Treasury Single Account evidenced in the reported stealing of N10bn  National Health Insurance Scheme’s account in the TSA, as well as revelation of the frittering of fresh N25bn under questionable “deals”.

“Similarly, the PDP demands that the APC and the Presidency address Nigerians on the widely reported stealing of N18bn Internally Displaced Persons intervention fund as well as the source of the N671m allegedly stolen from the APC account by some of its national officers.”

Calls to the mobile telephone of the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, did not connect. A response to a text message sent to him was still being expected as at the time of filling this report.

Attempts were still being made to get a response from the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as at the time of filing this report. Calls to his mobile telephone were neither picked nor returned.

(The Punch)

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