Monday, 17 December, 2018


Looting: We'll meet in court, Secondus replies Lai

Uche Secondus National chairman of PDP Uche Secondus National chairman of PDP
Patty Aguilar | 31 March, 2018, 22:50

Mr. Metuh also said "the charge against me is that I received the sum of N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser to carry out duties assigned to me as the then National Publicity Secretary of the PDP by then President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria".

But the Information Minister said yesterday that the opposition party was only grandstanding to claim that its members did not loot the treasury.

"This is in addition to cover provided for serving ministers indicted for corrupt enrichment, among whom is a prominent former APC governor from the South-South, who was indicted by his State for stealing billions of naira to fund President Buhari's campaign in 2015", the statement read.

Sequel to the request by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to release list of treasury looters, President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) released names of members of the PDP it said looted the treasury during the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

DAILY POST reports that minister of Information Lai Mohammed had released the controversial list of treasury looters at a press conference in Lagos.

Also, the PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary described the teasing list released by the Federal Government as hollow and laughable.

Mohammed, who also challenged the party to show the genuineness of its apology through a discernible change of attitude, opined that the party while in power, handled its internal affairs wrongly with impunity and imposition of candidates and action he said was responsible for its loss in the 2015 polls.

Mohammed said the individuals include officials in the past government.

Also listed at the news conference by Mohammed were former PDP Financial Secretary who allegedly collected N600 million from the same source on the October 24, 2014.

"The PDP has not even acknowledged the fact that it plundered the national economy, and for a party that dismissed the anti-corruption war as a political witch hunt, it is impossible to believe that its public apology comes from the bottom of the heart".

The major crux of the prosecution argument is that I ought to have known that the money was a part of an alleged and yet to be proven unlawful activity of Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former NSA to President Jonathan.

"Dr Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications, on trial for taking N2.1 billion from the office of then NSA".

Mohammed said further that the APC will not stop talking about the alleged looting by the PDP.

"They are in court and the records are available".

"Indeed, Nigerians have pulled off the facade of lies and propaganda of the Buhari Presidency and APC deception machinery and what they see now is the stark pretentiously sanctimonious Buhari Presidency".

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