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Buhari denies donating $500m to Clinton’s campaign

19 November 2016, 09:50

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday denied reports that he donated $500m to the campaign of Hillary Clinton for the US Presidential elections.

Buhari who spoke through his Senior Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement said the he does not have such money to throw around.

Shehu said the President would not make such donation for any reason.

 He said the United States is paying Nigeria instead as the country has won judgment on $480 million Abacha loot.

Also read: Donald Trump snubs Buhari, calls other world leaders

He said, “President Buhari’s Nigeria doesn’t have this kind of money to throw around. Even if the money is there, this President is the least likely person to give it as donation, and for what?

“As we speak, President Buhari is concluding agreements with the U.S. to return our stolen money in their banks.

A FGN account has already been given for the return of one million Dollars from Alamisiegha.

“Judgement on the USD 480 million Abacha loot has been won and our Attorney-General, Malami (SAN) will be in the US next week to speak to the Department of Justice, USDOJ on the next steps for the return of that as well.”



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