Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) says he’s in possession of proof exhibiting how cronies of President Muhammadu Buhari acquired shares in Keystone Financial institution and 9mobile.
Mr Abubakar had earlier alleged that members of the family of President Muhammadu Buhari who atimes couldn’t afford transport fare have been stakeholders within the two agency.
The previous vice chairman popularly often known as Atiku whereas making the allegation referred to as on the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to look into his claims however the anti-graft company, as at press time, has not made its place on the matter recognized.
Though the 2 corporations have denied cronies of the president purchased it shares, Atiku has continued to insist probe on the matter needs to be carried out.
The Presidency has requested the previous vice chairman to tender proof earlier than it might act on the problem however Atiku in a press release signed by Phrank Shaibu, his particular assistant on public communications on Thursday, mentioned such calls for confirmed these he accused have been responsible of the offence.
“Whereas we maintain on to the piece of proof that we’ve, it’s now not unsure that underhand dealings occurred within the acquisition of Keystone Financial institution and 9Mobile,” he mentioned.
“The roles performed by the Asset Administration Firm of Nigeria (AMCON) and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance coverage Company (NDIC), each companies of presidency have been broadly reported and never controverted. The times of enjoying the ostrich by the Presidency are over. No extra hiding for them”, he added.
The PDP flag-bearer after accusing the EFCC of failing to behave has now referred to as on the nationwide meeting to hold out a probe on his allegation.
“It’s not stunning that the EFCC has instantly turn out to be prostrate and bluntly refused to analyze the acquisition of Keystone Financial institution and 9Mobile which have been broadly adjudged to be fraudulent, if not out rightly prison.
“The EFCC, like many different companies underneath the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Authorities has as soon as once more displayed partisanship. The one hope at this stage is the Nationwide Meeting which we urge ought to take up the gauntlet.
“The Nationwide Meeting as representatives of the individuals is the final hope. We can not enable the looting and prison acquisition of our collective patrimony. They plan to steal extra if President Buhari wins a second time period.
“The Nationwide Meeting and Nigerians should not enable them take away legacies we must bequeath to generations unborn. We should rally in opposition to nepotistic rule and entrenchment of parochial cleavages as we’ve witnessed underneath the APC,” Atiku mentioned.
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