The People’s Democratic Party on Monday in Abuja asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to explain to Nigerians what they know about the N9tn ($25bn) contract scam which it said was allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation under their watch.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, threw the challenge at a press briefing which was held at the national headquarters of the party.
The theme of the briefing was, “Where Is President Buhari’s fight against corruption?”
Ologbondiyan urged the President to come clean and live up to his name as ‘Mr Clean’ by throwing more light on the N48bn meant for the upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons but which was allegedly diverted by officials of the government.
He accused the Buhari-led Presidency of providing cover for corrupt elements in government while simultaneously harassing opposition figures under the guise of fighting corruption.
Ologbondiyan also tasked President Buhari in his capacity as substantive minister of petroleum resources to speak up on the secrecy surrounding subsidy payment for Premium Motor Spirit, noting that the N58 fuel tax being paid by Nigerians under his stewardship called for soul-searching.
He also said that it was worrisome that President Buhari decided to keep silent on the certificate scams involving key appointees of his government. Copyright PUNCH.