If you're sincere in your fight against corruption, probe Amaechi, Oshiomhole, Aisha, others-PDP dares Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to “immediately” order the probe of Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole.

PDP said Buhari should order the probe of both men over corruption allegations hanging on their neck to prove that his anti-graft fight was sincere.

The former ruling party gave the charge in responsible to disclosure by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo that Buhari has ordered the prosecution of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal.

A statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said Buhari should go beyond Lawal and the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Wale Oke and probe members of the APC.

According to Ologbondiyan: “Singling out Babachir Lawal and Ayodele Oke, for prosecution, while providing official cover to numerous other indicted APC leaders and persons close to him, President Buhari has further confirmed that he is indeed partisan and insincere in prosecuting the anti-corruption fight.

“Moreover, the fact that, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. President had to give his nod before Babachir and Oke could be prosecuted, also goes to further confirm that President Buhari has annexed the system and directly determines who is prosecuted and who is spared.

“We, therefore, challenge President Buhari to immediately order the prosecution of all APC leaders, particularly members of his Presidential Campaign Council, beginning with the APC factional National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the campaign Director-General, Rotimi Amaechi, other directors and zonal coordinators, who have allegations of corruption hanging on their necks.

“Mr. President should also immediately order the prosecution of the former aide to the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, Mr. Baba Inna, who was arrested in September last year, over accusations of receiving N2.5 billion from politicians, businessmen and women on behalf of the First Lady.

“He should also order the prosecution of Mrs. Amina Mohammed, who while being paraded by the Department of State Services (DSS), last year stated in public that persons close to President Buhari were involved in serial fraud and looting of public resources under the official cover of the Buhari Presidency.

“President Buhari should also order an open inquest into alleged involvement of some individuals said to be close to the Buhari Presidency in the N1.032 trillion alleged corrupt acquisitions in 9Mobile and Keystone Bank PLC.

“He is also invited to order an investigation into allegations that persons close to him and serving in his Presidency took N500 million asbribe to reduce the fine imposed on a telecommunication company operating in the country, from N1.03 trillion to N330 billion.”

Also, the former ruling party dared “President Buhari to allow an inquest into the N14 trillion looted oil money under his watch, as detailed in the NNPC leaked memo; the handling of the repatriated $322m that has been siphoned under the guise of sharing to the poor; the N33 billion Internally Displace Persons (IDP) intervention fund and the billions of naira already frittered through the ‘Tradermoni scheme’.

“Until Mr. President musters the required political will to carry out these actions, his war against corruption remains a charade.”



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