As President Muhammadu Buhari commemorates the third anniversary of his administration today, the People Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the government to account for the over N10 trillion public funds allegedly stolen by leaders of the All Progressives Congress.
In a statement issued in Abuja by its national publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP gave details of the alleged theft as $25 billion (about N9 trillion) oil contracts at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and $3.5 billion (about N1.1 trillion) worth of crude oil allegedly stolen by APC interests operating with seven ghost companies.
“This is in addition to the looting from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) evidenced in the reported stealing of N10 billion National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)’s account in the TSA, as well as revelation of the frittering of fresh N25 billion under questionable deals…the widely reported stealing of N18 billion Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) intervention fund as well as the source of the N671 million allegedly stolen from the APC account by some of its national officers,” said the party.
Besides, the PDP demanded explanations from the APC-led federal government on the widely reported stealing of N18 billion internally displaced persons (IDP) intervention fund as well as the source of the N671 million allegedly stolen from the APC account by some of its national officers.
The opposition party also asked the presidency and the APC to explain to Nigerians why no serious panel of enquiry had been set up to address the issues of abuse of rights, extra-judicial executions, killings and bloodletting in various parts as catalogued by various international bodies.
“The APC has become synonymous with violence, deceit, hardship, hunger and starvation and can no longer be trusted as a vehicle of national cohesion, economic prosperity and the unity of Nigerians
“The APC and presidency have been playing saint and pointing fingers while their officials are having field day frittering trillions of naira to finance their opulent lifestyles and political interests, even under the watch of the African Union (AU) Anti-Corruption Champion,” the statement added.