The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) administration over fresh allegations of another $2.5bn arms purchase scandal rocking the nation’s military.
It added that the revelation of another $2.5bn arms purchase scandal in which serving officials were named was another testament of alleged corruption associated with oozing out from Buhari presidency and APC as a party.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Olagbondiyan, described the fresh $2.5 billion arms scandal, reportedly involving the National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Monguno, who had earlier revealed that another $1 billion also for arms cannot be traced,
He regretted that the new development meant that an alarming $3.5 billion (N1.3 trillion) meant for purchase of weapons to secure Nigeria under the Buhari-led administration has been looted.
“The PDP stressed that the exposed barefaced contract scam in the $2.5 billion scandal as well as the outright disappearance of the $1billion as earlier revealed by the NSA, shows the level of corruption and unscrupulousness among APC leaders and their agents, who are stealing funds meant for arms while our citizens are daily marauded, pillaged and murdered by terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers.
“In fact, the unending exposure of sleaze in the security architecture of the Buhari-led administration has further heightened apprehensions in the public space that the security situation has been turned into a huge racket for corrupt enrichment of sneaky APC leaders and the cabal in the Buhari Presidency.
“It is more distressing that instead of standing on the side of the people to demand a clean-up of the system and recovery of the stolen funds, the APC, as a party, is rather desperate to justify acts of corruption, because its leaders and officials of its government are involved.
“Our party demands that the Buhari Presidency should come clean and offer explanations on both the $2.5 billion and $1 billion. Furthermore, the PDP restates its call to the National Assembly to conduct a joint open inquest into the funds and other monies drawn purportedly for the security of our nation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch,”