LOOTERS' LIST: Buhari govt not serious - CDHR

Buhari in a handshake with the National Chairman of his party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun

Buhari in a handshake with the National Chairman of his party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun

The PDP National Publicity Secretary who was a guest on Channels Television's Politics Today, however, faulted the Vice President's allegations.

Former PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, is also mentioned for allegedly collecting N1.4 billion also from the office of the NSA and the Chairman of DAAR Communications, Dr Raymond Dokpesi, is also mentioned for allegedly taking N2.1 billion from the office of the NSA too.

In a statement by CDHR president, Malachy Ugwummadu, the group argued that if Buhari's administration was serious with the anti-graft fight that it would have looked inward to include in its lists of alleged looters, names of former PDP chieftains who are now in APC.

"I would have expected that in good conscience that list should have at least shown a couple of people outside the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)", he said while appearing as a guest on Channels Television's News At Ten on Friday.

On trial, over N830 million allegedly kept in accounts of four different companies.

According to the opposition party, the list is an extension of federal government media trial.

He said: "We challenge Buhari to make open the sources of fund available to his campaign in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 race as well as the names of the donors".

Mohammed had on behalf of the federal government Friday listed the PDP boss as one of those who looted ‎public treasury during the reign of the party.

"It's like a robber admitting to stealing your auto and apologizing, but then saying he will keep the vehicle anyway".

PDP reiterated that "its on a rebound and such flimsy allegations by the APC and its horde of looters, who stole enormous wealth from their respective states of the federation to sponsor an incompetent candidate in 2015, can not stop us from challenging the Federal Government to fulfill its campaign promises".

The party, therefore, challenged the government to come up names of its members against whom the federal government had secured convictions.

Mohammed, the information minister, released the list during a press conference in Lagos, adding that the individuals include officials in the past government.

He alleged that the funds used in the 2015 election for Buhari were "proceeds of corrupt activities" of known All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders.

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