Alhaji Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, has revealed that the reason why the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, couldn’t published names of those who returned looted money as demanded by most Nigerians was because majority of those who made the lists were from the party.
Kwankwaso, who made the revelation in an interview,said President Buhari lied to Nigerians when he said the list of treasury looters could not be published because of legal action.
To my understanding, Mr. President said he cannot publish the list because of legal action. For us as PDP members, Mr President lied because majority of those who voted for APC are from PDP like Amechi, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso among other governors.
“Possibly, majority of people affected in the list are PDP, that is the reason why they refused to release the list. They don’t suppose to give the list to Information Minister, Lai Mohammed to release the names in first place because EFCC has a public relations officer, and they are the one who write the names of everybody.How can they handover the matter to information ministry and why? he quarried.
According to Kwankwaso, “It is the responsibility of the EFCC, because it’s not under any body, they can charge APC and PDP members, provided they are telling Nigerians that they are not been selective. “That is the reason why they refused to release the list. APC people are the majority in the list of treasury looters. That is why they hided the list.
“Instead of EFCC to release it, they allowed federal government to have the list so that they can delete the APC members.
“Anytime you read papers Buhari and APC members will be saying PDP people are thieves, and stole all the money, and you cannot call someone thief until a competent court declared the person of doing so,” he reasoned.
— OkoroChukwu IkeChukwu (Correspondent)