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APC alleges fresh $2.9b graft charges against Jonathan’s aides


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THE All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday claimed that it has uncovered how aides of former President Goodluck Jonathan looted over $2.9 billion, approximately N500 billion under the guise of procuring arms, three mobile stages and the rent of house boats.

Listing new instances of what it termed, “the insane looting of the treasury by some officials of the Jonathan administration”, the party stated that, “the corruption that characterised the Jonathan led administration was so pervasive that until it is cleaned, Nigeria will not be able to actualize its potentials.”

The party, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, explained that such discovery was the reason the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration was taking its time before it fulfils it’s campaign promises to Nigerians.

According to the party: “Those who would rather give comfort to the looters by dismissing the media exposure of looting cases as mere hell-raising should realize that no sane person can be silent in the face of what is unfolding as the worst cases of brazen stealing of public funds in Nigeria’s history.

“On August 16th 2015, we listed some instances of the breath-taking looting of the treasury by some officials of the immediate past administration. Today, we bring three more heart-rending cases to the attention of Nigerians. We will not relent until closure has been brought to this issue,” it said, listing the new cases as: A $2.2 billion arms scandal, $6.9 million fraud by the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to President Jonathan, committed under the guise of buying three mobile stages for the President, N2.5 billion scam involving the rent of house boats.

“While those charged with handling these cases are finalising the details of bringing the suspects to justice, our immediate concern is the attempt by the PDP, under whose umbrella the looting took place, to blame the Buhari administration for the mess and then infer that things have been worse in Nigeria in the past three months under the APC-led Federal Government than in the 16 years under the PDP.

“They say we are yet to fulfill our campaign promises to Nigeria, but they have forgotten that if only the PDP/Jonathan administration had not stolen Nigeria blind, there would have been more than enough money to give school children in Nigeria not just one but three meals a day and even pay N5,000 to 50 million most vulnerable Nigerians, not just the 25 million we promised in our manifesto,” APC said.

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1 Comment
  • Phil

    It’s frankly laughable how often this party adds new charges to its already long list. They never cease to find new angles and new, highly specific figures (how they come to a figure like $2.9 bn is beyond me).