Buhari shielding ministers on corruption — Lagos PDP
court before they were appointed.
But the Lagos PDP, in a statement, yesterday, disagreed with the president.
According to the party, Buhari was obviously shielding some of his ‘corrupt’ ministers because of their financial contributions to his election.
It accused the president himself, of only pretending to be corruption-free, stating that the president should make himself available for live question and answer, if indeed he was very sure of not harbouring corrupt persons as ministers.
The PDP alleged that the likes of the minster of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, his counterpart in the Ministry of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and that of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, had corruption allegations hanging on their necks.
The statement, signed by the party’s publicity secretary, Taofiq Gani, said, “These are in the public glare and we are surprised that the president exhibits volte-face on these matters.
“For instance, Fashola has many corruption petitions against him during and after his tenure as governor of Lagos State.
“Groups such as True Face of Lagos, CACOL and individuals have their petitions unattended to by the authorities,” he said.
“The reported outcome of enquiry, which indicted Rotimi Amaechi, of unaccounted sum of N3 trillion, when he was governor of Rivers State, is lying unattended to by the authorities and Chris Ngige’s self-confession, about his practice at the Okija shrine, is still fresh.
“It is our further assertion that the financial contributions of these particular ministers account for why President Buhari continues to harbour them,” the statement said.