PDP Fires At Lai: “Buhari Used Looted Billions For 2015 Campaign”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to gloat over its apology to Nigerians.
The PDP made this known in a Tuesday statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in response to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who urged the party to also return the funds it allegedly looted for 16 years in addition to its apology.
The party said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC had more questions to answer over the 2015 elections as he allegedly used “looted billions of naira” to campaign despite claiming to be insolvent.
The statement read in part, “The APC and its federal government cannot continue to play the saints when state governors who stole hundreds of billions of naira meant for the development of their states to fund President Buhari in 2015, are still enjoying cover as members of the Buhari kitchen cabinet, despite outrage from Nigerians.
“There is no evidence that the PDP, as a party, looted any public fund. The APC and President Buhari campaigned for the 2015 presidential election with looted billions of naira meant for the provision of essential amenities for ordinary Nigerians.
“The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, misfired in his outburst that the PDP should return alleged looted funds when the only party known to have used looted funds has always been the APC.
“Nigerians are aware that prior to the 2015 election, President Buhari had informed that he was insolvent. He, however, took Nigerians by surprise as he enjoyed one of the most expensive presidential campaigns in the history of our nation, while turning a blind eye to reports of massive looting of funds from APC controlled states.
“Even presently, Mr Adebayo Shittu, the minister of communication, has been accused of owing his aides N13 million that he has no fewer than 12 houses across the nation; bought a N93 million printing press; bought 25 luxury cars for his personal use, among others.
“Yet, nothing has been heard from either the dysfunctional APC or its incompetent federal government.”