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Aso Villa and the audacity of rats

Dismissing allegations of its own involvement, the Presidency Wednesday claimed that some influential government officials loyal to the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were responsible for the reinstatement of the former chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service.

It stated that, “Over and over again, the President Buhari government has pointed out that the administration’s greatest problem is the mess left behind by the previous government. Maina is just one more example”.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this claim in a statement made available to journalists.

Shehu’s statement was in reaction to an earlier statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the matter.

He said the PDP lacked the moral right to level any accusations against the Buhari government over Maina.

“Some influential officials loyal to the previous government may have been the invisible hand in the latest scandal that saw the return of Maina to the public service, despite being on the EFCC’s wanted list”, Shehu said.

The spokesman however assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to get to the root of the matter of the impunity that led to Maina’s reinstatement.

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“Everything will be uncovered in due course. This just goes to show us the scale of corruption that this government is fighting. And, as we can all see, corruption keeps fighting back viciously”, he added.

Shehu also described Maina as a remnant of the decadence from the former PDP government which Buhari was still battling to fix.

“Over and over again, the President Buhari government has pointed out that the administration’s greatest problem is the mess left behind by the previous government. Maina is just one more example”, he said.

Shehu’s comments are coming even as despite widely circulated reports including documents showing the involvement of officials of the Buhari administration, particularly, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, for which President Buhari had ordered a probe.


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  1. Abeni Adebisi

    October 26, 2017 at 10:28 am

    It still amazes me this government is still shouting ‘we’re fighting corruption’ when it is now evident enough that it’s fighting opposition members, what has the recent Maina’s issue got to do with Jonathan’s administration? Buhari had all the chances not to include him in his government, but his people chose to reappoint him, despite the fact that he has cases to answer in court


      October 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Buhari is not a all knowing god, he won’t have allowed that if he was aware

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    October 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

    This government will not get over the fact that PDP has ruled Nigerians multiple times and it will forever be pained that the party was stronger than APC, these are more reasons Buhari’s government will not stop throwing jabs at PDP at every slight chance it has. Nonsense!

    • Anita Kingsley

      October 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

      The jabs are for Buhari not Jonathan because he’s now the president of Nigeria and he’s responsible for everything going on in his government.

  3. Anita Kingsley

    October 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Garba Shehu is just another idiot in Buhari’s government. Buhari’s cabinet members were nominated by Buhari himself, not Jonathan, if the corrupt officials backed Maina’s reinstatement, it means the corrupt individuals are products of Buhari, not Jonathan.

  4. Oise Oikelomen

    October 26, 2017 at 11:15 am

    The shamelessness of this APC government is shameful. I shame for una.

  5. yanju omotodun

    October 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Blame drift again, just keep shut and don’t try to slight us, this government itself breeds corruption


    October 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Am sure Dambazu will be sacked soon after all he was unavoidably absent at the FEC meeting or yesterday

  7. Balarabe musa

    October 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Pdp should just keep their heads in shame, they mess up this country.

    • Oise Oikelomen

      October 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      To blame PDP for this is idiotic on the part of the current administration, and an insult to the collective intelligence of NIgerians. Yes, PDP messed up, but this APC govt has broken the record as far as governmental irresponsibility is concerned.

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