• Says allegations of guns, thousands of PVCs found in his residence are in public domain
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to speak out on the alleged discovery that the former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawan Daura, corruptly amassed about N21 billion.
The PDP also alleged that guns and thousands of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were found at the residence of Daura, whom it described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s ally.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said the discovery had not only exposed the hypocrisy of the Buhari presidency, but also stripped it of all integrity and brought its saintly posturing to a disgraceful end.
“The world can now see that the PDP has not been raising a false alarm when it alerts that the Buhari Presidency has been using its much hyped fight against corruption and sustained harassment of opposition as a cover to divert public attention from the humongous stealing going on under President Buhari’s official cover.”
PDP said while the Buhari presidency and the APC were busy hounding and harassing opposition members with trumped-up corruption charges to create an impression of integrity and fight against corruption, their agents were frittering away, and warehousing trillions of naira, ostensibly for the 2019 election.
Ologbondiyan stated, “Today, the sneaky ways of this Presidency have further been exposed and it must not in any way seek to disown the sacked DSS DG, as Nigerians already know that he was merely one out of the numerous agents being used by the APC and Presidency cabal in their nefarious activities, including warehousing money, fake PVCs and weapons to be unleashed during the 2019 elections.
“What the APC and the Buhari Presidency should note is the eternal reality that though the truth may be suppressed for a while, it always has a way of showing itself to light at the end.
“Nigerians are already aware of the leaked memo detailing alleged underhand oil contracts to the tune of N9 trillion at the NNPC and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, which are under the direct supervision of Mr. President.”
The main opposition party alleged that Nigerians were already aware of the alleged stealing of over N25 billion, meant for the health needs of the people, from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and how the indicted and suspended Executive Secretary was recalled by Buhari.
PDP stated regarding APC and the presidency, “They are aware of the alleged diversion of crude oil worth N1.1tr, using 18 unregistered companies; the diversion of N18 billion Internally Displaced Person (IDP) funds and billions of unremitted revenue from sale of crude for which there have been deadlock at the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), all of which are being swept under the carpet by the Buhari Presidency.
“The time is ripe for the Buhari Presidency and its disintegrating APC to tell the nation how these corruption acts were allegedly perpetrated under an administration that lay claim to integrity.”