….Says President a beneficiary of corruption freebies


The verbal war between the ruling All Progressives Congress (PDP) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be escalating by the day.

Following Friday’s release of a list of alleged PDP treasury looters by the Minister of Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the two main political parties have continued to exchange accusations of corruption.

In the latest tirade, the PDP said President Muhammadu Buhari has no moral rectitude to fight corruption. It accused the President of being a direct beneficiary of “corruption freebies” deployed by his party leaders to fund his 2015 presidential election.

The PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Saturday, said the billions of Naira deployed for President Buhari’s 2015 campaign were proceeds of corruption.

“The President, who declared that he had no resources to run a presidential campaign in 2015, ought to have known, particularly as a leader, that the billions of naira deployed for his campaigns were proceeds of corrupt activities of known All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders”, it added.

The opposition party challenged the President to make open the sources of fund available to his campaign in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 race as well as the names of the donors.

The PDP said it is particularly interested in the fund allegedly provided by an unnamed South-south governor for…

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