PDP accuses Buhari’s family of diverting military funds
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPCO) has called for an investigation into the alleged diversion of military funds by members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family.
According to the PDP, the funds were allegedly used to acquire shares in 9 Mobile Nigeria and Keystone Bank Plc. The main opposition party linked cronies and family members of the President to the alleged diversion of the funds, estimated to be N1.032 trillion.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja yesterday, the PDP campaign spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, called for an independent system-wide investigation involving the INTERPOL, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ologbondiyan said there was urgent need for concerted investigation by such agencies, following President Buhari’s failure to directly speak out on the allegations. He urged the security agencies to grill the unnamed cronies to explain how they came about the funds they used in the acquisition of shares. Ologbondiyan said: “We make this demand in view of public insinuations that the money may have been sourced from funds meant for the purchase of weapons for our soldiers.
“More so, the Buhari Presidency has blatantly refused to respond to allegations that military fund is being used to finance President Buhari’s re-election campaign, which even manifested in the use of military resources to produce APC’s campaign materials, including an electronic momento book by the Minister of Defence,
Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali. “The PDPCO is deeply worried by the disturbing videos of our gallant soldiers languishing and being killed by insurgents due to neglect and failure of the Buhari administration to adequately equip them in the fronts. “
The PDPCO is also unhappy by similar videos, showing our soldiers protesting and threatening to retreat from the fronts… “This should not be the way to go for our nation. Our soldiers are brave and have continued to show the highest form of professionalism and unmatched patriotism in risking and laying down their lives in defence of fatherland.”
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