Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that looters in the Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency, especially those being compensated for funding the election of the President in 2015 now bury their own loots in the Villa with presidential protection.
The chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, stated this in reaction to claims by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that corrupt Nigerians sequel to.the anti-corruption drive of President Buhari’s.administration now hide their loots in burial grounds, backyards and forests.
In a statement he released on Monday through his Special Assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, in response to Mohammed’s claim, Fayose wondered if it would be wrong for other supposed looters that do not have “presidential protection like the All.Progressives Congress (APC) looters to bury their loots in burial grounds probably for spiritual protection?”
Part of the statement read,
“Nigerians can no.longer be fooled with stage-managed loots recoveries, with no traceable owners(looters), especially when the loots are traceable to close associates of the president and his cabinet members.
“Obviously, this so-called anti-corruption war has become a laughing stock with N49million found in Kaduna Airport, N448million discovered in a shop at Victoria Island, Lagos and N13billion found in Ikoyi, Lagos neither having owners nor the identities of owners of the properties where the money was found known.
“It is either the money belongs to members of Buhari’s government or it is being planted by the government to sustain its fake anti-corruption fight in the minds of the people.”
The governor further cautioned that it was high time the present government stopped “stage-managed and fake anti-corruption war aimed solely at opposition figures, especially presidential hopefuls in the 2019 election.”
“The narrative they push daily is that only those in their government are saint while other Nigerians, including those in the National Assembly, Judiciary, opposition politicians and the civil servants are rogues while only Buhari’s appointees are saints.
“To worsen matters, the cluelessness of the APC government in the last two years has plunged the country into debt without anything to show. The cabals in the Presidency are also taking advantage of the President’s state of health, which is as a result of his age to oppress Nigerians.
“Nigerians must therefore keep their eyes on the ball and not be carried away by the orchestrated.distractions aimed at preventing them from seeing how the APC led government has failed woefully.”
Fayose went further to call on the international community to hold Nigeria accountable on the recovered N13billion cash found in that Ikoyi, Lagos apartment saying; “this must not be swept under the carpet.”