Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Youth Leaders for Development and Change, AYLDC, have attributed the campaign of calumny in the media against some influential members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-west.
This is just as they said the allegations of corruption against Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, could not be substantiated.
National President of the group, Abubakar Karga in a statement issued during the weekend, said the aim of the unnamed APC chieftain was to discredit the anti-corruption drive of the current administration.
“It was an attempt to rubbish Mr. President’s anti-corruption efforts by making it appear as if he condones wrongdoing from his trusted aides and family members, blackmail him to firing those that genuinely have his interest at heart while clearing the way for those sponsoring these attacks”, the AYLDC said.
It also suggested that the chairman of an anti-graft agency and some top government functionaries, are involved in the conspiracy.
“We found out that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the South West is at the centre of the nefarious activities to bring down both men and all those close to President Buhari. His grouse is that he is still smarting from not being the one to make every single appointment made by Mr. President.
“We have reasons to believe the Chairman of the anti-graft agency and a top government official are complicit in this show of shame. They are the ones who use their offices to lend legitimacy to questionable information to make it appear as if the lies being reported are true. These collections of saboteurs are the ones raising money to finance the publication of lies”, Karga added.
He stated further that “Anyone that has issues with President Muhammadu Buhari is advised to be bold enough and approach him to table such demands instead of using fronts. We use this opportunity to warn these men to desist from these attacks or accept any legitimate actions we decide to take as a consequence of their lies”.