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PDP Asks Buhari, Anti-Graft Agencies To Probe Aisha’s Claim On N500 Billion SIP Fraud



The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Sunday charged President Muhammadu Buhari and the anti-corruption agencies to launch investigations into the claim by First Lady Aisha Buhari that the N500 billion expended on the administration’s Social Investigation Programme, SIP was misused in the North.

The party also wants an investigation to recover the $16 million also allegedly used as counterpart funding in the mosquito net distribution programme of the government.

The party in a statement issued in Abuja said the revelations by Mrs. Buhari confirmed its parts claims of corruption feasting around the present administration.

The statement issued by Kola Ologbondinyan, national publicity secretary of the party also lamented as more disheartening, the fact that the said “funds were meant for the welfare of the poor, whom Mr. President had always claimed to represent in government.

“Unfortunately, these poor Nigerians have been waiting endlessly for the failed social investments promised by President Buhari only to have their hopes dashed as revelations by Mrs. Buhari had shown that the money provided for the programme had been stolen.

“The PDP holds that now that the truth has been revealed by no lesser Nigerian than Mr. President’s wife, the National Assembly and all anti corruption agencies should immediately commence forensic investigation on how these funds were dispensed and utilized.”

“Nigerians can now see how the same administration presided over by ‘Mr. Integrity’ has been using the names of innocent poor Nigerians to loot our national treasury and fritter away billions of naira to finance their wasteful lifestyle while Nigerians wallow in abject poverty.

“It is indeed appalling that the Buhari administration would be sitting on such colossal corruption and continues to thrive in evil concealment while diverting public attention from their rot by hounding innocent opposition figures on trump-up corruption charges.

“The PDP had always maintained that no matter how much deceit and falsehood appear to thrive, the truth must prevail at the end of the day. 

“Our party therefore charges President Buhari to speak out on the matter and immediately commence the process of recovering the money and channeling it for the benefit of the poor Nigerians.”

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