APC lists new cases of massive looting

Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Alhaji Lai Mohammed
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has listed new instances of the insane looting of the treasury by some officials of the Jonathan Administration, saying the corruption mess that characterized the Administration was so pervasive that until it is cleaned, Nigeria will not be able to actualize its potentials.

”Those who would rather give comfort to the looters by dismissing the media exposure of looting cases as mere hell-raising should realize that no sane person can be silent in the face of what is unfolding as the worst cases of brazen stealing of public funds in Nigeria’s history,” the party said in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

”On Aug. 16th 2015, we listed some instances of the breath-taking looting of the treasury by some officials of the immediate past Administration. Today, we bring three more heart-rendering cases to the attention of Nigerians. We will not relent until closure has been brought to this issue,” it said, listing the new cases as:

– A mind-shattering 2.2 billion-US-dollar arms scandal.
– A 6.9 million-dollar fraud by the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to
President Jonathan, committed under the guise of buying three mobile
stages for the President.
– A 2.5 billion-Naira scam involving the rent of house boats.

”While those charged with handling these cases are finalizing the details of bringing the suspects to justice, our immediate concern is the attempt by the PDP, under whose umbrella the looting took place, to blame the Buhari Administration for the mess and then infer that things have been worse in Nigeria in the past 3 months under the APC-led federal government than in the 16 years under the PDP. This is totally provocative, shameless and uncharitable.

”They say we are yet to fulfil our campaign promises to Nigeria, but they have forgotten that if only the PDP/Jonathan Administration had not stolen Nigeria blind, there would have been more than enough money to give school children in Nigeria not just one but three meals a day and even pay 5,000 Naira to 50 million most vulnerable Nigerians, not just the 25 million we promised in our manifesto,” APC said.

Despite the almost daily discovery of cases of corruption under the Jonathan Administration, the party assured Nigerians of better days ahead, as all its campaign promises will be kept because of the commitment and determination of President Buhari not only to cleaning the Augean Stable but also ensuring purposeful governance for the benefit of all Nigerians.

”It is clear to all Nigerians that the debilitating impact of 16 years of PDP’s misrule cannot be reversed in just 3 months. It is an obvious truth that it is always easier to destroy than to construct, but nothing will stand in the way of the Buhari Administration’s commitment to improving the quality of life of Nigerians and making our country to function again,” it said.

It said that a major cog in the wheel of faster progress for the new Nigeria under President Buhari has been the discovery that the pot housing the commonwealth has been licked dry by the looters of yesterday, hence the need to work meticulously to recover the looted funds and facilitate the delivery of good governance that will manifest in abundant jobs, strong economy and improved welfare and security for Nigerians.

APC said while the PDP, ever steeped in the pursuit of lies, presents the recently released data on job creation and economic growth as ‘clear signals’ that President Muhammadu Buhari is failing Nigerians, the disgraced party mischievously omitted the fact that those numbers are basically a manifestation of the disastrous final days of President Jonathan’s failed economic policies.

”The PDP omitted the fact that these numbers measure job creation and economic growth for the second quarter of 2015, which covers April to June 2015, a period in which President Jonathan was in office for 2 months while President Buhari was only just settling in to discover even more of the mess left for him to clear. No one in his or her right mind will hold someone more accountable for actions in just one month and exonerate another who was in the same office for two months.

”Since the PDP has become insular to global events, the APC will also like to educate the party that every country in the world is struggling to adjust to the effects of a global downturn at the moment. Only very few countries, if any, are growing as fast as they did, in say two years ago. From China, India, Russia, South Africa, to Ghana, Malaysia and Brazil, every country is feeling the effects of a sustained slowdown in global growth.

”The APC will also like to categorically say that it supports the policies of the CBN in its quest to ensure greater transparency in the Forex market and eliminate currency substitution in our economy. The CBN’s policy to stop cash deposits of foreign currency is in line with global best practices and has led to a drastic reduction in the BDC exchange rate for the Dollar, the party said.

It commended Nigerians for showing absolute understanding and faith in the leadership of President Buhari to change the way that Nigeria has been misruled in the last 16 years, and assured that, in the days ahead, the painstaking efforts of the President will manifest even more than Nigerians have already witnessed.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Why are we so inpatient in this country, the present government is on right direction, let all support him and stop playing politics with reality.

  2. You PDP should be silent. After plotting the affairs of Nigeria for 17 years the only thing you could deliver is to keep recycling yourselves in power, turned billionaires and destroyed our schools, NNPC, roads, and in fact Nigerian economy.

  3. Uche: We are tired of the probing employed by the new government yet no politician has been jailed or sent to prison. Pls, if apc cant probe the the politicians involved, is better to stop this probing for own good and tackle the problem of electric power failure in nigeria

  4. Nigeria is like a beautiful house that was left very dirty for years with animal dungs and human fasces all over the place. A new inhabitant will not get it clean by just bringing in new furniture and fittings . The house must first and foremost be dep cleaned before new furniture will be displayed , otherwise every thing will appear dirty. APC ca take as much time as possible to clean the dungs first.

  5. Praying bad to your country is a Big Sin. If the country faces problem who will suffer for it? Where do you want to put head? Cameroun, Niger, or Benin-Rep? Some not even Participated during Election, they didn’t Offer any Support. Today they were the ones talking Rubbish.

    • All patriotic nigerian knew that the entire currupted nigerians with their god-fathers ar not in a good mod due to the fact that PMB had stopped them from having any access of looting our fund{no looting}, therefore this is a biggining, bcos the way u guys tortured nigerians for 16yrs u also will reap ur action in the hand of EFCC sai Baba! we ar with u!!!

  6. Those of u criticing baba PMB, if u r not satisfied wit wat he is currently achieving, u don’t have to worry bicos u can vote ur corrupt PDP in 2019.

  7. Most Nigerians are eagerly waiting for the much publicized enquiries and investigations though all we are still getting in return are excuses for delay. However, we have no option but to keep waiting.

    The other day someone asked me if I know the reason for the delay to which I replied that I dont know. Then he jocularly told me that he had heard through the grapevine that the fed govt dont know how to handle the probe bcos most of the APC chieftains were former PDP members and that when it commences most of them will also be exposed, arrested and prosecuted just like their PDP colleagues.

  8. Armchair critics,you better keep quiet and pray for the leaders,otherwise you shall continue in perpetual wilderness whilst he world will continue to move on.
    The world is a global village and no country especially in the new Developing world can ever develop without the support of the rich and developed countries.And when the poor countries such as Nigeria which have been impoverished by their leaders run to them for support they want to know your managers of resources you are soliciting for.They also want to have information about your past record in resource management and what measures you have in place to discipline any one involved in its management.All these requirements demand transparency and accountability by the recipients of external loans and grants.All these are not what you can handle clandestinely .
    Why are these critics so critical when there are still unrepentant rogues aspiring to come back to steal and cart away our commonwealth with reckless abandon..The earlier we started exposing them to the people and to the world the better.Just pray and stop criticising.
    All the measures being taken on forex are short term and are designed to nip in the bud and plug the existing loopholes that prevent the proper grip on the economy.The CBN am sure has the best interest of Nigeria at heart and is also the most concerned about the trend of the health of the economy.So fellow Nigerians let us be patient and pray for the Government and the Managers of our economy.For majority of Nigerians it is the only country they can call their own.
    NIGERIA KO GBODO BAJE O LORUKO JESU AMIN.
    LONG LIVE NIGERIA IJN AMEN.*
    (*PLEASE ENSURE YOU PUBLISH THIS OPINION AS I HAVE NOT BEEN IMPRESSED BY YOUR NON PUBLICATION OF MY PAST COMMENTS.I ALWAYS BELIEVE IN CONSTRUCTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLIC DISCOURSES SINCE THE AUTHORITIES NEED THEM TO HAVE A FEEL OF THE RULED.PMNEWS MANAGEMENTPLEASENOTE

  9. Armchair critics,you better keep quiet and pray for the leaders,otherwise you shall continue in perpetual wilderness whilst he world will continue to move on.
    The world is a global village and no country especially in the new Developing world can ever develop without the support of the rich and developed countries.And when the poor countries such as Nigeria which have been impoverished by their leaders run to them for support they want to know your managers of resources you are soliciting for.They also want to have information about your past record in resource management and what measures you have in place to discipline any one involved in its management.All these requirements demand transparency and accountability by the recipients of external loans and grants.All these are not what you can handle clandestinely .
    Why are these critics so critical when there are still unrepentant rogues aspiring to come back to steal and cart away our commonwealth with reckless abandon..The earlier we started exposing them to the people and to the world the better.Just pray and stop criticising.
    All the measures being taken on forex are short term and are designed to nip in the bud and plug the existing loopholes that prevent the proper grip on the economy.The CBN am sure has the best interest of Nigeria at heart and is also the most concerned about the trend of the health of the economy.So fellow Nigerians let us be patient and pray for the Government and the Managers of our economy.For majority of Nigerians it is the only country they can call their own.
    NIGERIA KO GBODO BAJE O LORUKO JESU AMIN.
    LONG LIVE NIGERIA IJN AMEN.

  10. This weeks APC distraction came rather early. This certainly, is meant to douse the tension caused by Buharis Northern Government.
    We do know that a minister in Nigeria is subject to sack within three months. So whoever thinks Buhari will right any wrong again is living in self denial.
    We are okay with this Liar Mohammed, okay to prepare the deceit for next week

  11. Anti Fraud efforts or fighting fraud is not on pages of Newspapers. We have laws and statue and criminal code to deal with fraud where ever it is found in Nigeria. APC using the most unorthodox means of fighting Crime in Nigeria shows that we are falling backward.God help us.

  12. The stopping of deposit to domicilary account is not the solution. You people are aggravated and also blind how can you stop the business of people and it’s the best policy can’t know a business man when you see one? Or don’t the cbn knows those who fly money abroad for safe keeping and those who sending money to buy some items that Nig doesn’t produce. Why can’t you people focus on giving Nigeria steady power supply maybe one can bring the suppliers from China to build factories here you just focus on stopping people from doing business. Don’t you know the deferent between government officials and businessmen we can not get the type of money you people operates with so stop punishing us the safe employees useless app/pdp

  13. Liar Mohammed or what they call you , campaign period is over.100 days back your party took over the reins of power. Nigerians want to hear or see the list of achievements so far.Everyday we hear of loot propaganda from you. Let those who have looted the Country dry be taken to court and be prosecuted Instead of singing with it on the pages of newspapers everyday.

  14. It baffles me how a party keep manufacturing corruption cases everyday for the government. Oshiomole woke up one morning and threw $6 billion or was it trillion? Please Nigeria is not a labour union where the more the noise, the more the carry go. Nigerians have gone beyond this. The noise from this coconut heads is beginning to get really annoying. Nigerians! Nigerians!! Nigerians!!! Be warned

  15. Nigerians are getting tired of frequent propaganda and lies from Apc, four years is not forty years, all promises made now being denied or blames on Gej, Apc failed on arrival. Nigerians has learnt their leason,

  16. Bravo! Mr. Sec. Way to go. You guys must counter every lie of PDP with better explanations because they are taking advantage of the fact that most Nigerians are so traumatized that they can no longer reason well beyond their nose again.

  17. Liar muhammed! Why you and your party keep on taking nigerians to be fools? During campeign your party apc told us that you are the light, pdp is darkness. You promised to put off the darkness and let the light shine upon Nigerians if you are voted into power. Why do you keep on complaining what the pdp! The so called darkness did in the past is now preventing the fufulment of your campeign promises? Pls we are not fools.

    • Nnanna, u sound like mumu wey no go school. U may want to go back and read to understand d meaning of ur sentence.
      Let me ask u, what village r u writing this message from? Stay away from national issues and leave it to the intellectuals.
      ID. USA

  18. Nigerian politics is all about backlashing. The vulnerable (God’s children) are meant to believe that prevelleges are luxury and have to “work hard” (be corrupt) to earn it. Even in the western world, most of the countries develop on credit. You don’t wait until you are rich fiscally as a nation to move on. If you a vision, you will apply every drastic and redeemable measures to pursue you policy. In a sane society, most the amenities when put into judicious use and managed properly, earns huge money for the government. Fix things in Nigeria and pursue this your “corruption fight” silently. Let us see things on ground other than the ones previously “achieved” by past governments and judge you positions. Stop deceiving Nigerians. There’s no difference between six and half a dozen!

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