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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was covering up corruption in critical sectors of the nation’s economy.It stated that the development has resulted in the collapse of the Nigerian economy

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday, said it was completely incongruous for the Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,to say that corruption would return in Nigeria if President Buhari was voted out of office, when he knows that the Buhari administration was swimming in corruption.
 
It further advised Amaechi who is equally the director general of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign, to face “his luckless task of marketing a bad product and stop arrogating sainthood to anybody, as Nigerians now know the real champions of corruption in the country.”

The party challenged Amaechi to name one corrupt person “in the repositioned and re-oriented PDP” and the PDP would hand him the dossier of officials in Buhari’s administration including former governors, who looted their states, but are now being protected by the Buhari Presidency “simply because the APC government is a haven of corrupt people.”

The party added that unlike the PDP government that openly fought corruption, exposed and prosecuted its officials, the Buhari Presidency, was providing cover for heavy sleazes in critical sectors, resulting in the collapse of the nation’s once robust economy.
 
“It is unfortunate that Amaechi and his ilk are yet to come to terms with the fact that Nigerians now know that the APC deceived them into believing that they were saints, while others are all corrupt, and as such are ready to square the APC a reprisal in 2019.”“Amaechi’s approach is typical of an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product, who must engage in a shouting bout to gratify his desperate paymasters.
 
“By trying to reenact the outworn APC propaganda of tagging others as corrupt while vainly posturing as saints, he (Amaechi) has not only exposed their disdain for Nigerians but also the fact that the Presidency and the APC are now mortally afraid of the repositioned and re-oriented PDP ahead of the general elections.
 
“PDP, therefore, challenge the minister to address the nation on what the Buhari Presidency has done about the allegations by the Rivers State government that he frittered away funds meant for the development of the state during his time as governor.What action has the Buhari Presidency taken about allegations that former APC governors, including his campaign director, allegedly stole money belonging to their states to fund his 2015 presidential campaign” the statement reads in part.


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