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PDP TO SAGAY: At your age, be bold enough to tell Buhari corruption resides in his presidency

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We have recovered over N1tn looted funds - Sagay

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay should at his age and status, be bold enough to tell President Buhari that corruption resides in the Presidential Villa.

The opposition party also advised Sagay to tell Buhari that a “president who surrounds himself with corrupt persons as ministers, special advisers and confidants cannot fight corruption.”

The party added that President Buhari should leave the 8th National Assembly out of his failures to tame his fraudulent officials and curb the humongous corruption festering in his presidency.

This was contained in a statement the party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan released on Friday.

It asked Sagay to clear his conscience by using his position to ask President Buhari to answer Nigerians on the alleged siphoning of N9 trillion oil money, through shady contracts under his watch, as detailed in the leaked Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) memo.

The party further advised that Sagay could take a face-saving measure by demanding an investigation into the alleged corruption in the handling of the N1.4 trillion oil subsidy involving the cabal in the presidency and certain All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, in addition to the reported alleged stealing of over N1.1 trillion worth of crude under Mr. President’s watch.

Sagay had on Thursday applauded Buhari’s fight against corruption and even said unlike in the past, that there had been ‘zero’ corruption in fuel subsidy under Buhari’s administration.

But the PDP replying him said, “It is strange to many Nigerians that Prof. Sagay, as the chairman of the anti-corruption committee, could not summon the boldness to ask President Buhari to order an investigation into allegations by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari that the N500bn meant for Social Investment Program was diverted to private purses.

“Furthermore, Prof. Sagay and President Buhari had been mute over the recent arrest of President Buhari’s confidant, Nasir Banu in the United Kingdom for alleged passport scam and money laundering, while allegedly ferrying stolen money to persons said to be close to the Buhari Presidency.

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“Also, Prof. Sagay is yet to speak out on the recent arrest of a scammer, Abdulrauf Illyasu, who operates from within the Presidential Villa, and never said anything about the arrest of former aide to the First Lady as well as one Amina Mohammed, who openly confessed fronting for persons close to the President for serial fraud, contract scams and looting of public resources.

“These and many more are corruption issues, which fall directly on the shoulders of the Buhari Presidency for which Nigerians expected Prof. Sagay and his committee to address.”

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