Buhari’s $300,000 Saga: We Have Been Vindicated- PDP #Beekhaybee

Following the allegation that President Muhammadu
Buhari benefited from funds relating to the arms deal
scandal, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called
for a more neutral and transparent body like an
independent National Truth Commission to examine
all issues relating to handling of security votes and
campaign funding without interferences from the


PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Chief
Olisa Metuh on Wednesday said the leak that President
Buhari benefited from the office of the former National
Security Adviser against the convention of dealing with the
office of the SGF also stresses the fact that the war against
corruption should be holistic, transparent and not
“We challenge this administration to a no-holds-barred
public inquisition on all issues of security votes and
campaign expenses. This is more so as we have evidence
that President Buhari and the APC budgeted and spent
billons of naira corruptly sourced for their Presidential
campaign, in addition to on-going sleazes in the system
under the APC government.
“Furthermore, this current orchestrated and selective war
against corruption should not be an excuse to justify the
onslaught by the government against democratic
institutions, especially the judiciary, wherein judicial
officers are now being hounded and coerced in the
desperation to take over key PDP states of Akwa-Ibom,
Taraba and Rive rs.
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“Today’s Court of Appeal rulings against Rivers State
Governor Nyesom Wike and our federal legislators are clear
fall-out of President Buhari-led government’s muzzling of a
session of the judiciary, a development that portends grave
danger to our democracy and the much desired peace and
stability in the volatile region of the Niger Delta, especially
coming on the heels of APC induced violence that led to the
inconclusiveness of the Bayelsa state governorship election.
“We are very worried that our country, now under the
command of President Buhari, is gradually sliding into a
police state with observed bloodthirsty tendencies by
obviously compromised security operatives for which the
citizens now live in fear.
“For instance, how can this government explain its
indifference to the recent senseless bloodletting in Zaria,
Kaduna state where the military clashed with an Islamic
group resulting in loss of lives, as well as the mindless attack
and killing of some unarmed protesters in Onitsha,
Anambra state by security agents?
“Also embarrassing to democracy is the flouting of judicial
pronouncements, the growing erosion of personal freedom,
violation of fundamental rights of citizens and brutal
manhandling of suspects facing various trials, as amply
evidenced by the case of the former Director General of the
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, who, while on bail was
openly beaten by security operatives.
“We note that these developments are in direct contrast to
democratic environment created by the PDP in the last 16
years where the rule of law and freedom of citizens were
allowed to reign.
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“Of utmost concern is the unprecedented and frightening
polarization of the country coming as direct consequence
of the undemocratic tendencies of the Buhari
administration. In the last seven months of this dictatorial
and divisive regime, there has been an alarming escalation
of inter-and intra religious and ethnic hostilities that clearly
threaten national cohesion and stability.
“We therefore caution this government to come to terms
with the fact that this nation cannot afford to contain, at this
time, undue and avoidable pressure coming ceaselessly
from its totalitarian tendencies and actions.
In a related development, former president Goodluck
Jonathan may have also concluded plans to meet President
Muhammadu Buhari over confessions made by Dasuki that
he (Jonathan) approved all payments made during the
period under review