Minority Leadership Controversy: PDP Inaugurates 10-man Committee

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the Buhari Presidency as rotten and reeking of incurable corruption, festering up to every level.

The PDP stated this in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The party said the shocking revelations of multi-dimensional sleazes, bribery, stealing and extortion in President Buhari’s Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property as well as in the office of the Head of Service of the Federation, HOSF, are just a tip of the iceberg of the earthshaking corruption deeply entrenched in the Buhari government.

The party said Nigerians were aware of how the indicted Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel, Okoi Obono-Obla and the HOS, Winifred Oyo-Ita, enjoyed the protection of the cabal in the Buhari Presidency in its brazen burglary of the nation’s common patrimony.

“Nigerians can also recall how the PDP had severally raised the issue of humongous fraud going on in the Special Investigation Panel under Obono-Obla as well as the Chairman’s certificate forgery allegation, and how President Buhari condoned him and refused to take immediate action.

The PDP held that Nigerians would not carried away by “this new attempt to hoodwink them through the usual holier than thou script” and urged President Buhari to immediately allow a system-wide probe into the activities of his administration in the last four years, particularly the trillions of naira sleazes in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, where he was minister, if indeed he was serious about exposing corruption.

It demanded that President Buhari allow an inquest into the stolen N9 trillion as detailed in the leaked NNPC memo, the reported stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude by interests connected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, as well as alleged diversion of billions of naira meant for security and social welfare in the country.

The party further urged President Buhari to allow an investigation into the revelation by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, that the N500bn Social Investment Programme and the N16bn Mosquito Net Project of his administration were diverted to private purses.

Among other issues, the PDP asked President Buhari to also speak on the allegations in the public space that Obono-Obla’s was being punished for investigating the Petroleum Equalization Fund, PEF, which the Presidency cabal was desperate to conceal.

Finally, the party held that since President Buhari had resolved to take the right step to investigate Obono-Obla’s certificate forgery scandal, he should also purge his conscience by owning up on his own certificate saga.