APC chieftain claims Buhari plans to seize assets of PDP members and share to the poor
Daniel Onjeh, board chairman of Project Development Institute (PRODA) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Benue South senatorial candidate, claims that President Muhammadu Buhari plans to seize assets of corrupt politicians in the opposition and distribute them to the poor.
Onje, who is a former president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), said Buhari’s aggressive anti-corruption plan is the reason opposition politicians are out in full force to halt his reelection.
He said, despite the desperation, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is no threat to President Buhari’s chances of re-election in 2019.
Onjeh said this on Friday in Abuja.
He described President Buhari as an epitome of integrity, transparency, and accountability, a sharp contrast to Atiku.
“Atiku is a man whose source of wealth is a mystery hidden in a pandora’s box of riddles,” Onjeh said.
“Atiku oversaw Obasanjo’s administration’s opaque privatisation process and has allegations of several misdemeanours hanging over his head.
“The name Atiku also featured prominently in the criminal investigation of an African-American congressman who was later sentenced to jail.”
This, he added, was the reason the US embassy in Nigeria refused to grant him a visa.
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Onjeh said since coming to public life, Buhari has been above board, adding that his fight against corruption has elicited a sustained, vigorous, and well-funded campaign of calumny against his person and office.
He urged Nigerians to avoid sentiments and to disregard the propaganda being disseminated by those desperate to return to power.
“To their eternal shame, their assets would be confiscated and shared out to the poor. This realisation has driven them to a state of extreme desperation; they will do anything to fight back,” he said.
“Nigerians should not be deceived. They are ganging up against President Buhari because they will all be made to account for their ill-gotten wealth if he is re-elected.”
Onjeh said Buhari’s re-election will lead to significant gains in the war against corruption, provision of infrastructure, and improvement of security.
“Above all, it will pave the way for the youth to vie for the highest offices in the land in 2023. Atiku has never been and will never be a threat to Buhari in 2019,” Onjeh said.
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