The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has dared President Buhari to probe the security votes of the past Heads of State and Presidents since 1984.
Notable among these eminent personalities are:
President Muhammadu Buhari as former military Head of State,
Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida,
Former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar,
FormerPresident Olusegun Obasanjo and
Late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s Adua.
This is coming on the heels of the $2.1b arms purchase scandal involving the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and other notable Nigerians.
Vanguard Newspapers reports that the PDP also asked Mr. President to probe the arms purchase deals made, during the Bakassi war, Niger-Delta intervention and international operations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia and Rwanda.
Vanguard also reports that the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement, said “The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hereby reiterates its support for an honest, holistic and total war against corruption and we demand the trial and prosecution of all those involved, including those who may have returned ‘loots’ to the government.
“However, we are completely against any one-sided public trial and mob conviction of accused persons without following the age-long and worldwide legal process wherein all accused persons are presumed innocent until the contrary is lawfully proved. We do not believe that mere investigation confers a guilt verdict on those concerned and the government should stop the brutal mob and public conviction of individuals and the transfer of the burden of proof of people being investigated.”
“We restate for emphasis that a media and public war against corruption is good, but it should not be limited to only those opposed to the President and the ruling party. In fact, until top officials of the former government open up on the exact source of the funding, it remains premature to be accusing our party members of corrupt practices,” the statement said.
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