$25bn oil contract scam: PDP challenges Buhari to speak up

Posted by News Express | 10 July 2018 | 1,905 times

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to speak out on the allegation of illegal award of oil contracts worth $25 billion under his watch.

‎The party in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the allegation is contained in ‎a new book by a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell and former US Intelligence Community Expert on Nigeria, Matthew Page.

"Nigerians wonder how President Buhari and his handlers felt when they read the new book by a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell and former US Intelligence Community Expert on Nigeria, Matthew Page, where our dear nation was described as ‘a kleptocracy’, because of the humongous corruption, festering unchecked, in the Buhari administration.

"The new book has further vindicated the stance of the PDP that corruption has skyrocketed under President Buhari, as also emphasized in reports by other international bodies, including the United States Department of State, the Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI), which recently declared that corruption has escalated in Nigeria under President Buhari, despite his nebulous anti-corruption claims.

"President Buhari has failed to address the alleged stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil as well as the sleazy oil subsidy deals by interests close to his administration."

"President Buhari has failed to address the alleged diversion of N18 billion Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) fund. He has also refused to address the alleged stealing of N10 billion National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) by APC officials and Presidency cabal, among other sharp practices in his government.

"The PDP, therefore, urges Nigerians and the international community to impress it on President Buhari to save our nation from further embarrassment by ending the official concealment of corruption in his presidency and open his administration for an independent inquest on corruption," the party said. (Daily Trust)


Source: News Express

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