PDP to NASS: Probe Buhari over corruption, insecurity, violations

…says enough of corruption concealment
By Valentine Amanze
The main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appealed to the National Assembly to, upon resumption, investigate the widespread insecurity, economic depression, treasury looting, abuse of office and violations that stamped the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration since May 2015.
The PDP said that the measure was for the Assembly to assert itself and accede to demands by Nigerians to checkmate the excesses of the Buhari-led federal government.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party urged the federal legislature to protect the interest of millions of suffering Nigerians by invoking its powers under sections 88
and 89 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to recover the over N14 trillion stolen by the government officials and leaders of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) in the last four years.

The PDP said that a legislative action had become imperative, as the Buhari Presidency has failed to give cogent explanation on the alleged looting of over N9 trillion through sleazy oil contracts as detailed in the leaked NNPC memo; a situation that directly points to officials culpability.

“Nigerians also want the National Assembly to investigate the issues
surrounding the reported stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil using 18 unregistered companies, as well as the alleged looting of over N2.6 trillion in shady oil subsidy regime,” it stated.

Besides, the PDP also urged the National Assembly to investigate the alleged siphoning of $322 million repatriated funds as well as the trillions of naira stolen under shady projects such as the ‘tradermoni’ project, among others.

The party pointed out that only recently, the wife of Mr. President, Aisha Buhari, raised the alarm that over N500 billion meant for poverty alleviation under the APC-led government did not get to the designated
beneficiaries.

The PDP said that the humongous looting under the Buhari administration was directly responsible for the economic hardship Nigerians had been subjected to in the last four years.
“Our party therefore urges the National Assembly to save the nation by
recovering and channeling the stolen funds towards the welfare of Nigerians, while the culprits face the law,” the party stated.

The PDP implored the federal legislators to stand on the side of suppressed Nigerians by immediately investigating the roles played by the APC-led administration on issues related to the clashes
and bloodletting in various parts of the country as well as the reported
cases of widespread human rights violations, including illegal arrests,
detention, torture and alleged disappearances as detailed in the reports by the United States Department of State and other international bodies.

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