The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has billed with the Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) to track down his son-in-law, Yau Kumo.
The celebration was responding to some revelation of $65 million (N31 billion) fraud in the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), in which President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law is alleged to participate.
In a statement by the spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the development had confirmed that the Buhari Presidency was true “a sanctuary for fraudsters, treasury looters and common criminals”.
The announcement read in part: “The party charges the ICPC not to succumb to reported pressure from the cabal from the Buhari Presidency but to track down Yau Kumo, the former Managing Director of the FMBN, who’d already been announced desired, and bring him to book alongside his accomplices.
“It speaks volumes that the Buhari Presidency had stayed quiet in the face of the huge fraud between Mr President’s son-in-law; a beneficiary of the primitive family patronage from the Buhari government, only for certain members of the cabal to be reportedly mounting pressure on the ICPC to allow him off the hook.
“The PDP holds as wicked, afflicting and provocative that while countless hardworking Nigerians can’t manage their daily meals and other basic essentials of life due to the misrule and corruption of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its own administration, they are daily assailed by revelations of unbridled treasury looting under President Buhari’s view.
“Is it not provocative that at the time the Buhari administration is moving to decrease workers’ salaries; increased the price of fuel, electricity and other tariffs; in a country with over 33 per cent unemployment and in which citizens have been exposed to the worst forms of poverty; government officials, cronies and connections of those in power are busy looting our bureaus and carting away our common patrimony?
“It’s even more painful that the looted FMBN currency a part of capital led by Nigerians to fulfil their home needs that have instead fallen beneath the proclivities of the APC administration.
“The celebration asserts that Nigerians can now see that while the Buhari Presidency parades that a holier than thou attitude’, the country’s vaults are laid open for the ruthless pillaging by relatives, relations, cronies from the Buhari Presidency.
“Just a week, the state has been jolted by reports from the looting of over N165 billion in the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) under the suspended Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman and also the purview of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, leading to widespread demand for their prosecution and sack.
“This is in addition to the alleged participation of the spouse of the Transportation Minister, Mrs Edith Amaechi, in the documented N48 billion contract scam currently rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
“The PDP urges the Buhari Presidency allowing for an open investigation of Mr President’s son-in-law as well as those fingered in the fraud in the NPA and the NDDC”.
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