FG releases names of treasury looters

Buhari in a handshake with the National Chairman of his party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun

Buhari in a handshake with the National Chairman of his party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun

"Instead of taking this path to redemption, PDP has engaged in fruitless "you too" accusations and name calling," the APC spokesman said. Some of the people on this list are seeking to plea bargain, and that is a fact.

The Human rights group stated this in response to the list of the names of alleged looters, released on Saturday by Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, where names of alleged corrupt politicians who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party were conspicuously omitted. If the federal government and the APC are serious about fighting corruption and not just out to persecute PDP members, they should have began with the probe into the source of the billions of naira used for President Buhari's 2015 presidential campaigns, particularly in the face of allegations that the fund was looted from treasuries of various APC states.

Tinubu, while speaking during the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium organised to mark his 66th birthday celebration on Thursday, said "we will not allow the PDP back".

"It is like a robber admitting to stealing your vehicle and apologizing, but then saying he will keep the auto anyway".

Abuja - The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged Nigerians to use the period of Easter to reflect on the situation in the country and pray for the survival of Nigeria's democracy.

According to the minister, the current PDP Financial Secretary, Elder Bolaji Akpan Anani also took N600 million from the office of then NSA on October 24, 2014.

It was learnt that the decision to release the names is the result of the challenge from the PDP to the federal government.

"Another issue of moral and political significance is about the recent disclosure by USA investigators that the PDP government engaged in massive data theft that included the hacking of candidate Muhammadu Buhari's personal data before the last general elections".

The party described the list as an extension of federal government media trial and challenged it to come up with names of its members against whom the federal government had secured convictions.

Mohammed clarified that the "treasury looters" were individuals who were officials in the past government. We are not in doubt that the individuals he has mentioned will take their legitimate stride and pursue appropriate action in the court, " the statement added. "The PDP has done none of these for them to be taken seriously by anyone". This is why they are going about hounding everybody perceived to hold opinions that are contrary to their interest. That is why they are after figures like Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu as well as politicians perceived to be interested in the 2019 Presidential elections.

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