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CNPP wants Buhari to recover stolen money

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu,  Correspondent, Bauchi


The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), North East chapter, has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to probe all ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government and to recover stolen monies and properties belonging to Nigerians.

The zonal secretary of CNPP, Alhaji Muhammed Yusuf Rakis, said in a press statement in Bauchi at the end of the group’s two-day meeting that Buhari was overwhelmingly voted because Nigerians want him to sanitise the system and recover all stolen monies and properties from those who embezzled the nation’s resources.

According to him, “APC should avoid the mistake of not probing the outgoing administration. If it does, its credibility will be doubted and Nigerians will never trust the party any longer.

He said: “$20billion NNPC ‘missing’ money, $10million squandered on aircraft charter, 90 and 40 hectres of FCT land wrongly allocated, FCT land swap scandal, Oduahgate and several other shoddy deals that characterised the outgoing administration should be recovered.”

According to Rakis, should Buhari fail to direct a thorough probe, “we shall be the first to organise a street protest to press for the probe and the immediate sack of all service chiefs including the Inspector-General of Police whose acts of sycophancy ridiculed the National Assembly and the arrest of those who denied the electorate of Ekiti State the freedom to exercise their civic responsibility as revealed,” adding that Buhari should not spare any person found to have enriched himself or any of his relations while occupying public office.

“Look at what is happening in the FCDA, NNPC, FMOW etc. The places stink of sharp practices, especially the FCDA unlike the time of Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai. Every person in the FCDA is corrupt,” he said.