These 66 Nigerian politicians have been listed as corrupt by the ruling and opposition parties
Both the All Progressive Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have been locked in a bitter feud over the political party with most corrupt members.
Following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to rid Nigeria off corruption as well as corrupt politicians, 66 Nigerian politicians have been labelled corrupt by the country's ruling and opposition parties.
The ruling party, APC, has consistently heaps the blame of the rot in the Nigerian economy on the opposition party, PDP at every given opportunity.
Reacting, the opposition party, PDP, insists that the corrupt politicians in the country have merely dumped the opposition for the ruling party.
The reaction and counter-reaction
In March 2018, the Nigeria's opposition party challenged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to publish the list of looters in the country after so much threat.
Responding, the Nigeria's information minister, released a teaser list of alleged corrupt Nigerian politicians that included the current chairman of the opposition party amidst other former executive members of the party.
In the same vein, the opposition party responded with it's list of the corrupt Nigerian politicians with the Senate President, top ministers and serving lawmakers included.
The List of the corrupt Nigerian politicians
Some of the court cases and allegations for listing the 66 politicians as allegedly corrupt
PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus
- On the 19th of Feb 2015, he took N200 million only from the office of the then NSA
PDP Ex-Financial Secretary
- On the 24th of Oct 2014, he took N600 million only from the office of the then NSA
Ex- National Publicity Secretary Olisah Metuh
- On trial for collecting N1.4b from the office of then NSA
Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications
- On trial for taking N2.1 billion from the office of then NSA
Ex-SSA to former President Jonathan, Dudafa Waripamo-Owei
- On trial over N830 million kept in accounts of four different companies
Ex-President Jonathan's Cousin Robert Azibaola
- On Thursday, a Federal High Court ruled that he has a case to answer for collecting $40 million from the office of then NSA
Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
Indicted by the Justice George Omeregi led Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry of looting ₦97 billion along with co indictees including a former army general.
Ex-Governor Saminu Turaki
Alleged to have looted ₦36 billion. First charged before Justice Sabi’u Yahuza of the Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State. Currently facing trial before justice Nnamdi Dimgba at the FCT High Court.
Ex-Governor Timipre Sylva
A well known financier and supporter of the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Alleged to have looted ₦19.7 billion. Was facing trial before Justice A. Y. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja. However, two days after President Buhari was sworn in, the new APC government WITHDREW the charges preferred against Sylva on June 1, 2015 and on October 3, 2018, the EFCC returned to Sylva, 48 houses seized from him during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 to him.
Ex-Governor Murtala Nyako
Alleged to have looted ₦29 billion. Currently facing trial before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja
Senator Danjuma Goje
Alleged to have looted ₦25 billion. Currently facing trial before the Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu
Alleged to have looted ₦15 billion with the help of 18 co accused. Charged on March 3, 2010. The case continues to linger in court.
Ex-Governor Orji Kalu
Alleged to have looted ₦3.2 billion. Currently facing trial before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals
Kayode Fayemi: Indicted by the Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by former Ekiti State chief judge and the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Ademola Ajakaiye, of sundry financial malfeasance totaling over ₦2 billion.
Senator Joshua Dariye
Alleged to have looted ₦1.2 billion. Currently facing trial before Justice Adebukola Banjoko at an FCT High Court.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Allegedly gave a ₦200 million contract to his own company from monies meant to look after Internally Displaced Persons. Has been sacked after protest by the opposition and civil society. Has still not been charged. Was allowed to be replaced by his own cousin.
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