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PDP attacks Buhari over corrupt ministers

25 July 2016, 18:14

Lagos - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly shielding his ‘corrupt’ ministers in the ongoing anti-corruption war.

The party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Taofiq Gani, accused Buhari of pretending to be corruption-free, stating that the president should make himself available for live question and answer, if indeed he was very sure of not harbouring corrupt persons as ministers.

According to the party, Buhari was obviously shielding some of his ‘corrupt’ ministers because of their financial contributions to his election.

Also read: PDP blasts APC over alleged N400m ministerial appointment scam

The PDP alleged that the likes of the minster of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, his counterpart in the Ministry of Transportation,  Rotimi Amaechi, and that of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige,  had corruption allegations hanging on their necks.

The statement reads: “These are in the public glare and we are surprised that the president exhibits volte-face on these matters.

“For instance, Fashola has many corruption petitions against him during and after his tenure as governor of Lagos State. Groups such as True Face of Lagos, CACOL and individuals have their petitions unattended to by the authorities.

“The reported outcome of enquiry, which indicted Rotimi Amaechi, of unaccounted sum of N3 trillion, when he was governor of Rivers State, is lying unattended to by the authorities and Chris Ngige’s self-confession, about his practice at the Okija shrine, is still fresh.

- News 24


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