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APC ‘We support Buhari’s planned probe of Jonathan administration,’ Party says

The APC also stated that no responsible government can ignore the looting carried out by the previous administration.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it is in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to probe the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan play

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

(Telegraph UK)

President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

(Aljazeera)

 

The APC also stated that no responsible government can ignore the looting carried out by the previous administration.

National Publicity secretary of the APC, Lai Muhammed. play

National Publicity secretary of the APC, Lai Muhammed.

(The Herald)

 

This was contained in statement released by APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

It reads:

“Some people have insinuated that the Buhari Administration should ignore the massive looting of our patrimony and move on. We say no responsible government can afford to do that, because it will amount to endorsing corruption and impunity.”

”It is an irony that those who are suggesting that the Buhari Administration should turn a blind eye to the incomprehensible looting are the same ones accusing the government of not doing anything.”

“It is even a cruel irony that the same party that presided over what is fast emerging as the worst governance in the history of our country is the same one that is daily bad-mouthing an Administration that is cleaning up its mess.”

”Where does one start from? Is it the fact that the NNPC failed to remit 3.8 trillion Naira to the Federation Account or the mind-blowing stealing of 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day? Is it the fact that the NNPC itself does not know how many bank accounts it had or into which ones the payments for Nigerian crude are made? Could anyone have imagined that a government minister would steal the unprecedentedly-huge amount of 6 billion US dollars of public funds as being alleged?”

“How does any sane person rationalize the fact that 1 billion dollars was unilaterally and illegally withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account just because, as the immediate past Minister of Finance has disclosed, the President ordered the withdrawal? What about the billions of Naira waivers recklessly approved to dubious importers by the Jonathan administration?”

“Is it not clear now that the stealing and the profligacy – more than anything else, including the fall in oil price – helped to drastically reduce the monthly allocation from the Federation Account from about 800 billion Naira to about 400 billion Naira, thus pauperizing the states and the local governments, and by extension the citizenry?”

“Against the background of the stunning revelations, what message will any government be sending to its citizens and indeed the global community by looking the other way, when it could still recover some of the looted funds for the benefit of the people? This is why we are supporting the Buhari Administration’s probe decision, and calling on all Nigerians to support ongoing efforts to get to the root of the matter.”

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