Former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has called on relevant agencies to probe President Buhari.
Atiku Abubakar raised allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari and his relatives own billion dollar shares in a Nigerian bank as well as a telecommunication company.
A statement issued by Phrank Shaibu, one of his aides to Atiku last week said the call was necessary in view of reports that members of the president’s family own substantial share in Etisalat Nigeria, estimated at $2 billion.
“Atiku also expressed shock at reports from unimpeachable sources that the first family now plays big in the nation’s financial sector after acquiring mouthwatering shares in Keystone Bank with total assets of $1.916 billion (equivalent to N307.5 billion) as well as purchasing about ₦3 billion worth of shares in the new Pakistani Islamic Bank.
“I know that last week was turbulent for President Buhari and I apologise for adding to his woes, but as he is insistent on the myth that he is spotless and anti-corrupt, if this is found to be true, this scandal would break every rule of corporate and public governance, since this will be the first time members of the first family will be openly involved in a once-in-a-lifetime deal that would make them all richer beyond their wildest dreams.”
Atiku also criticised the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government for farmers. He claimed the president was using state resources and machinery for the 2019 presidential poll.
“The other day, a man who scored 15,424,921 votes to win the 2015 general election was reported to have been nominated by 14 million APC members at the Presidential primaries for 2019.
“Now, over 12 million farmers have donated to his campaign. Are they indirectly spewing out outrageous figures of people they intend to claim voted for them in the coming elections? Could that be why the President was flashing an occult double four hand signal that has gone viral?
What did the hand signal mean? Does it mean that the President has jettisoned the idea of a free and fair election and telling Nigerians that no matter how they vote, he will return for a second term of four years?
Meanwhile, the presidency has advised Nigerians to be wary about what comes out from the opposition, especially the Peoples Democratic Party, so as not to be misled into voting for a party that sees nothing wrong with corruption. Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity gave the advice when he reacted to allegations levelled against the Buhari administration by the PDP.