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APC says Wike's case bigger than 'Dasikugate'

24 February 2016, 16:28

Abuja - The much-publicised $2,1 billion arms deal is trivial compared to the alleged looting spree at the Federal Ministry of Education under the watch of Nyesome Wike, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said.

APC said the scandal, which involved the alleged misappropriation of money allocated for the purchase of weapons for the Army, was “child’s play” if likened to Wike’s tenure at the education ministry, when funds were said to be unaccounted for.

APC, which suffered defeat to Wike’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was reacting to the recent revelation by the People’s Coalition Against Corruption alleging corruption at the ministry.

The group had alleged massive theft and diversion of resources from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, the alleged swindling of over N100 billion Universal Basic Education Fund, as well as the alleged conversion and diversion of over N20 billion of the Ministry of Education budgets in four years under Wike’s watch.

Also read: #DasukiGate: EFCC on the trail of two fleeing PDP chieftains

In addition, according to the group alleged between 2012 and 2015, Wike using his position as Minister of State for Education to award himself contracts through his companies and cronies.

Wike, currently the governor of Rivers, has dismissed the allegations.

Nonetheless, on Wednesday, APC appealed to the Presidency and relevant agencies to launch a full-scale investigation into Wike’s alleged fraudulent activities.

“As we commend and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for his drive to eradicate or reduce corruption to the barest level possible in our nation’s polity, we wish to encourage him not to relent no matter the odds and the efforts of corrupt Nigerians to fight it back. We totally agree with him that if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us as a nation,” the party stated. 

- CAJ News


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