Labour Party ac­cuses FG of bias over arms probe

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

The Labour Party (LP) has ac­cused Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari of shield­ing some top rank­ing of­fi­cials in­dicted by the re­port of the Pres­i­den­tial Panel on De­fence Equip­ment Pro­cure­ment for the Nige­rian Armed Forces.

Specif­i­cally, the party al­leged that the panel’s re­port was doc­tored to shield the In­te­rior Min­is­ter, Ab­dul­rah­man Dam­bazau, and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen­eral Tukur Bu­ratai from pros­e­cu­tion.

The Na­tional Chair­man of LP, Al­haji Ab­dulka­dir Ab­dul­salam, who made the ac­cu­sa­tion in an in­ter­view with the Daily Trust, in Abuja, yes­ter­day, al­leged that the trial of the Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, were po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated.

“Dam­bazau’s name ap­peared in the probe re­port, no sooner than later, his name was re­moved,” he said.

“There was also the case of Ro­timi Amaechi and oth­ers found want­ing, and were all spared. If you look at the ad­min­is­tra­tion crit­i­cally, you can see that there is gov­ern­ment within the gov­ern­ment, with the Chief of Staff and few oth­ers ma­nip­u­lat­ing the Pres­i­dent.”

He urged Pres­i­dent Buhari to re­alise that the coun­try was not un­der a mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship but a demo­cratic regime, where the in­ter­est and choice of peo­ple mat­ter.

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