Minister for Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has revealed how a minister under the last administration led by Dr Goodluck Jonathan shared public funds to prosecute the last general elections in the country.
“In the latest revelation, a Minister under the immediate past dispensation admitted to sharing 600 million Naira to six Chairmen of the Contact and Mobilization Committee of the PDP for the last general elections, 300 million Naira to an account given by a former PDP chairman, 200 million Naira to a PDP governorship candidate and 100 million Naira to a former PDP governor. This is just one case out of many, yet these revelations are but a tip of the iceberg of what Nigerians will hear in the days ahead,” Vanguard quoted the minister to have said in a statement on Sunday.
He, therefore, advised the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and members of the immediate past administration who are involved in the emerging cases of looting to urgently return all the money they have stolen to government coffers.
“They are lucky that Nigerians are not as incautious as they are, otherwise they would not be able to walk around freely, not to talk of having the effrontery to fire darts at the government that inherited their rot or the people who are suffering the consequences,” he said in a reaction to a comment by Senate Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu where he said businesses may
collapse in the next six months because the Buhari Administration has mismanaged the economy.
“They looted the billions of Naira that were allocated for the fight against insurgency, causing many innocent and patriotic soldiers to die needlessly, yet they are not remorseful. They looted the treasury to influence the last elections, doling out money as if it was going out of fashion, yet they continue to grandstand,” Mohammed fumed.
Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki, rtd, ex-Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, one time Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu and five others allegedly involved in the misappropriation of $2.1 billion fund meant for the procurement of arms are currently facing trial.