President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has been challenged to name sponsors of his different campaigns up to that of 2015 elections which he won and became president of Nigeria.
The challenge was given by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while faulting the list of treasury looters published by Buhari’s government on Thursday.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday, the PDP maintained that President Buhari and the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have confessions to make on how Buhari got the funds for his campaigns.
Alleging Buhari’s presidential campaigns were sponsored with the proceeds of corruption, the PDP insisted that the sitting president of Nigeria lacks the moral right to fight corruption.
The statement in part: “President Buhari and his party leaders have huge confessions to make on how they raked in state stolen resources to prosecute elections of 2015. If the federal government and the APC are serious about fighting corruption and not just out to persecute PDP members, they should have began with the probe into the source of the billions of Naira used for President Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaigns, particularly in the face of allegations that the fund was looted from treasuries of various APC states.
The presidency was asked to explain why the stolen N18 billion internally displaced persons (IDPs) intervention fund and the N10 billion National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund alleged to have been stolen from the treasury single account have not been recovered and those behind the alleged crimes prosecuted.
“How can a president who enjoys the company of perjurer, looters and is never aware of the activities of corrupt people around him, fight the menace of corruption”, PDP asked, while demanding explanation on why the presidency is providing cover for a minister who reportedly bought a property worth N380 million in Abuja.